Fannia spp.

Lesser house fly


The genus Fannia comprises almost 300 different species of fly, including the lesser house fly, the latrine fly and a whole host of other manure-breeding flies. Fannia species can be found worldwide, from the arctic to the temperate neotropics, and they typically reproduce in feces, compost and carrion. These flies are often a serious concern for commercial animal farming operations, since high-density housing systems and abundant manure production create the ideal conditions for maggot development. In extreme cases, large fly populations can even represent a public health concern for the communities surrounding a farm.

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