Flies with striped wings are a common sight. These small insects are also known as house flies. These insects are about a quarter of an inch long and have four dark stripes on the thorax and abdomen. They often lay eggs on trash or animal feces. When the eggs hatch, they grow to about 1/2 an inch in length. Once they have completed their life cycle, they will pupate in a cocoon called a puparium.
There are several species of flies with striped wings. One group is called a syrphid fly. This group of insects has one pair of wings, whereas wasps and bees have two pairs. Another group is called a flower fly, and they have a yellow and black stripe pattern on their abdomen.
These insects are similar to fruit flies, but they have a much longer snout. Their wings have striking patterned patterns that make them look like a picture. They can even wave their wings when perched. Their wings are typically brown to gray, with dark patterned markings on the wing.
While most people think of flies with striped wings as being disease carriers, they are not the only creatures with striped wings. Some species are beneficial to humans, pollinating plants and feeding on pest insects.