- 3mm in length.
- Yellow–brown or mottled in color.
- Bright red eyes.
- Abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow.
- They can breed in rotten fruit, unclean drains and even cleaning utensils.
- Develops to adult in 7–30 days.
- Adult lives 2–9 weeks.
- In ideal temperature conditions, fruit flies can complete their development in as little as 1 week.
- Tend to hover.