University of Florida

Shore Flies

Ephydridae

  • Adult: dark gray to blackish, 1/8 in. in length.
  • Larva: usually aquatic (puddles & ditches).
  • Damage: none; an annoyance only.

Shore Fly Pictures

Shore Fly

Image #18.

Shore fly, adult - are not pests but occur commonly in seep-irrigated tomato fields where larvae breed in water supply ditches (courtesy of E. Vasquez).