MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: How long does the average house fly live?

Date: Thu Nov 11 08:27:52 1999
Posted By: Jurgen Ziesmann, MadSci Admin
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 939586004.Zo

A short question (thank you) - that can be answered in short:

Under optimum conditions females houseflies (Musca domestica) can live up to 70 
days, males up to 60 days. Larval and pupal stages take about 10 days of these 
Under natural conds life span is much much shorter down to 1-2 weeks as imagos 
for both sexes.

J Ziesmann

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