Skip Navigation

Alphabetical List of Critters - Drain Flies

Photo of a Drain Fly (also called a Moth Fly)Drain flies, also called Moth flies, are small flies with short, hairy bodies and hairy wings that result in a ‘furry’ or moth-like appearance (hence their other common name, ‘Moth flies’). They have leaf-shaped wings, with very rudimentary wing venation (the simplest of any known fly). They are typically nocturnal, and require damp habitat to live in. The larvae are aquatic to semi-terrestrial, and so can become a major nuisance in bathrooms and basements, outdoors around sewage areas, or just anywhere where water and drains go hand in hand together.

Detailed Fact Sheet: Drain Flies (Ohio State University)

a Drain Fly (also called a Moth Fly)


Back to Alphabetical List of Critters

cartoon bug reporter