Lesser House Flies
Gray thorax with four longitudinal dark lines; gray abdomen with dark cross-grooves; dark-red compound eyes. Distinguished from flesh flies by their smaller bodies and lack of checker pattern on the abdomen.
Males often swarm beneath trees. Females are attracted to human refuse or decaying matter where they deposit their eggs.
Adults feed on nectar and pollen. Larvae feed on decaying organic matter.
Mainly woodlands, including Ajloun and Amman.