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Insect identification

  • Lesser Housefly

    Lesser Housefly


    Lesser Housefly
    Fannia canicularis

    Features
    Grey thorax with three indistinct longitudal stripes. Abdomen has extensive area of yellow at base.

    Control
    PestWest sticky traps and fly killers are effective at controlling the lesser housefly.

  • Blowfly

    Blowfly


    Blowfly
    Calliphora spp.

    Features
    Thorax and abdomen black/blue in colour and often with a metallic appearance. Wingspan 18-20mm.

    Control
    All PestWest fly killers are a very effective step in controlling these pests.

  • Cluster Fly

    Cluster Fly


    Cluster Fly
    Pollenia rudis

    Features
    Large flies, wingspan up to 20mm. Thorax distinctive dark grey/olive colour covered in golden hairs.

    Control
    Areas where flies congregate should be treated with residual insecticide. PestWest fly killers are a very effective step in controlling cluster flies.

  • Mushroom / Fungus Fly

    Mushroom / Fungus Fly


    Mushroom / Fungus Fly
    Sciara thomae

    Features
    Small insects, wingspan 14-15mm. Black head, thorax and abdomen. Thorax has humped appearance.

    Control
    Chameleon® sticky traps are a very effective step in controlling mushroom flies.

  • Fruit Fly

    Fruit Fly


    Fruit Fly
    Drosophila spp.

    Features
    Small yellowish brown with darkly striped abdomen. Prominent red eyes.

    Control
    Chameleon® sticky traps are extremely effective at controlling these smaller insects.

  • Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes


    Mosquitoes
    Culex spp.

    Features
    Slender, long-legged insect with forwardpointing, piercing and sucking mouthparts. Wingspan 7-15mm.

    Control
    PestWest units can be effective at
    catching mosquitoes.

  • Wasp

    Wasp


    Wasp
    Vespula spp.

    Features
    Black head and thorax, black and yellow patterning on abdomen.

    Control
    PestWest sticky traps and electronic fly killers are particularly effective at attracting and controlling wasps.

  • Scuttle / Phorid Fly

    Scuttle / Phorid Fly


    Scuttle / Phorid Fly
    Megaselia spp.

    Features
    Thorax dark brown/tan with distinctive humped appearance.

    Control
    Chameleon® sticky traps and electronic fly killers are extremely effective at attracting and controlling these pests.

  • Biting Midge

    Biting Midge


    Biting Midge
    Culicoides spp.

    Features
    Dark brown/black in colour. Wingspan 3-4mm. Will swarm in large numbers and inflict bites.

    Control
    Insect repellents should be used when outdoors to prevent bites. Chameleon® sticky traps will attract and control midges.

  • Common Housefly

    Common Housefly


    Common Housefly
    Musca domestica.

    Features
    Thorax grey with four longitudinal dark stripes. Sides of abdomen are yellowish and may be transparent. A dark band covers the final abdomen segments.

    Control
    PestWest fly killers and sticky traps will effectively control houseflies.

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