5 - 8 mm
4th wing vein bent and wings tips slightly pointed.
Eggs laid in batches of 120 to 150 and can hatch in 8 hours or up to 3 days
Larvae 3-60 days to mature
Pupae 3-28 days to mature
Breeds in moist decaying vegetable matter, manure heaps, food residues in kitchens, etc.