Deer fly definition and description.
We begin the life cycle with the eggs having been laid over or near water, marshes, stream banks and at the bottom of lakes and ponds on vegetation. The eggs hatch in between 5 and 12 days allowing the larva to drop down and borrow into the moist, wet soil found beneath them. They will also survive if they fall into water, even if it is fast flowing and also dry soil. The larva feed on numerous things such as:
The larva survive in winter in muddy soil and pupate in dry soil in late spring. They normally stay as larva for one year, though some species stay in a larval stage for as long as three years. Once they begin to pupate it can take between 6 and 12 days, however this is dependent on the conditions such as temperature and the species its self. Once they reached adulthood, they are very strong fliers and will appear early in the summer. The females will begin to feed on blood where the males will feed on the likes of:
For the life-cycle to continue the females must drink blood in order for the eggs to be developed, although it can still take between two months up to 3 years for the cycle to continue depending upon the species and their location.
Deer fly control.
Facts and interesting information about Deer Fly. Things you should know about Deer Fly and the problems they may cause. How to prevent Deer Fly from being a problem to you and your family. Hints and tips on how to prevent Deer Fly from being a problem. Pest control and prevention is very important with flying insects as it is easy for them to get to you, make sure you take the correct actions to keep your self and loved ones safe.