Life cycle

The stable flies generally stay indoor and they are particularly fond of stables. From the stables, they can spread to nearby residential houses, but you never see them in real urban areas. The eggs are laid in the manure, preferably when it is wet, for example in stalls and in cattle yards under dripping faucets. The larvae live in the manure. At 25 °C, the development from egg to adult fly takes approximately 2 weeks.