Are fruit fly larvae parasitic?

Gods Spartan

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So, I noticed what I assume are fruit fly larvae in with my Dubia roaches. That's my best guess as all of them are nymphs. I gave no adults. So...the question above.
 

bugboy3092

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Don't worry, fruit flies aren't parasitic. If you are using fruit to feed the roaches then they are probably after that , if you aren't, they may be something else
 

chanda

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Fruit fly larvae aren't parasitic, but phorid fly larvae (which look similar but are generally carrion eaters) can kill animals that are already injured or otherwise compromised. I lost a juvenile P. irminia to phorid flies after it lost a couple of legs in a molt.
 
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