Husbandry Information for D. pegasa

Food requirements

We grow these flies on cornmeal food. 


20 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take about 17 days depending upon the temperature. It takes several days from eclosion to reproducing adults. 

Pupation conditions

The addition of paper along the side of the vial when there are many larvae present is helpful.

Special requirements

The males of the D. pegasa guard the females after mating. If you are trying to expand your stock, please transfer the adults to new vials of food every three days.