Flightless Fruitflies

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NEW: 2 Species to Choose From

Regular Flightless Fruit Flies (Drosophila Hydei)

  • At approx 3-4mm long, D.hydei is the larger of the 2 species of flies we sell. Available in both cultures and tubs of flies only

*NEW* Golden Flightless Fruit Fly Culture (Drosophilia melanogaster)

  • A smaller species measuring around 2mm.  This species is suitable for much smaller species of dart frog and invertebrate and also has a faster lifestyle than regular fruit flies. 

We offer two different ways to buy fruit flies online at Internet Reptile; cultures (which hatch flies over time) and 'flies only' (which are hatched and ready to feed).


This is the traditional way to buy fruit flies, each tub contains a mix of fruit fly media in which flies have laid their eggs.  Simply keep the culture warm and the flies will hatch over a week or so giving an ongoing supply of fresh fruit flies.   Depending on temperatures there may be some live flies at the point of delivery but this is not always the case.

Flies Only

If you need flies in a hurry, this option is just like any other livefood, its simply a tub containing flies which you can use straight away.  Note that flies can be quite short lived so they tend to be best when you have an immediate need.  Keep a slice of banana in the tub to help them last longer. 


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We want you to be confident your live-food will arrive fresh and live... the insects we post for on the overwhelming majority of orders do just that.

Occasionally though, humidity, delays or temperature can cause issues.

If that happens, don't panic: simply email us a photo showing the problem, within 24 hours of receipt, we'll replace them free of charge. It really is that simple.

*excludes orders where you have been unavailable to take the delivery on the first delivery attempt or have delivery rescheduled for a later date .

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Sara O.

Flightless Fruitflies


Nothing bad to say, all good

Sarah S.
Still forming

So can’t add much atm but so well packed happy Frogs happy me happy postman

Alice G.

Came in good condition. Cultures usually take about 10 days to produce a decent about of flies.
The flies only does come with a good amount though.

Michelle A.


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