Maintaining Scaptomyza genus flies

S. adusta fly

Food requirements

We grow these flies on cornmeal food.


18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take 15-20 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

In order to pupate, the addition of paper along the side of the vial when there are many larvae present is helpful.