Maintaining S. victoria group flies

Food requirements

We grow these flies on banana Opuntia food. You can prepare the banana-malt food without the cactus powder, because the Opuntia powder is merely a consequence of how our kitchen prepares the food.


18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take 20 to 30 days depending upon the temperature and the species.

Pupation conditions

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