August 17, 2016

Houseflies are very common worldwide and are often associated with human activity.

We have found some interesting and creepy facts about flies:

There are 120,000 species of flies
Eliminating 1 female fly can reduce fly populations by up to 500 flies/year.
Flies are the only insects with two wings.All others have four.
The average house fly lives for 21 days.
The average house fly is thought to carry 2 million bacteria on its body.
Housefly’s feet are 10 million times more sensitive to the taste of sugar than the human tongue.
Houseflies walk upside down using glue-oozing toe pads.
To land upside down on the ceiling, flies grab it with their front legs and then somersault the rest of the body over.
A fly beats its wings 200 times a second, 3 times faster than a hummingbird.
The favourite colour of houseflies is red, followed by orange, black, violet, green, blue, white and yellow.
Flies can lay 200 – 3000 eggs in a lifetime.
A female will lay 75-150 eggs per batch and may lay several batches over a few days.
Fly eggs hatch into maggots within 24.
Flies can carry typhoid, cholera, diarrhoea, amoebic dysentry, T.B, anthrax, gangrene, bubonic plague, leprosy, scarlet fever and yellow fever.
Flies don’t sting or bite, they stab.
Despite having 4000 lenses in each eye, flies have bad vision, but are good at detecting movement. A fly’s vision is only sharp for 60 -90 cm.

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