Root-Maggot Fly


an Anthomyiidae fly species observed at Kitale, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Kitale, Kenya, December 2012. Length is about 5 mm. Does the black and white pattern help evade predators?

There are thousands and thousands of fly species to be found throughout Kenya. Each species fills a particular niche in the ecology of forests, pastures and wetlands. The majority of the larval habitats are moist, at least for part of the year. Amateur naturalists in Kenya can help fill the gaps by finding and rearing out grubs, maggots and caterpillars to their adult forms.

Anthomyideae -- Root-Maggot Fly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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