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Flies are found anywhere in the world including the Polar region. Flies belong to the insect Order Diptera (meaning "two wings"). An insect commonly have four wings, but in flies, the second set gradually develops into smaller knobs (haleteres) that can be seen behind the main wings. The haleteres are used for balance, steadiness and agility of flies when flying. With the use of these knobs, flies can hover and spin, fly backwards, and perform intricate flight patterns. At present, there are about 100,000 known fly species.

Flies possess sticky, hairy feet that enable them to walk upside down. It also prevents them from sliding off when they land on smooth surfaces. Taste receptors on a fly's feet detects edible bits as soon as it lands on it. Flies usually have six legs and a segmented body that consists of a head, a thorax and an abdomen.

Flies typically leave their eggs on plants, on the bodies of other animals, soils and on dead or rotting flesh. When the eggs hatch they are called fly larvae or maggots. A housefly maggot hatches within 24 hours as long as it is on a warm and moist place.

The foods that are eaten by flies depend on the fly species. Generally, their diet includes nectar, blood, plant sap, decaying matter and other insects. It was discovered that a mosquito is in actual a type of fly. Only the female flies are blood eaters since blood is needed by the female flies in order for them to lay eggs.

The fly's mouth parts absorb food similar to a sponge because flies cannot chew. The fly's food needs to be in liquid form for them to suck it. Their tongue, called a proboscis, is shaped like straw to slurp up their food. Carnivorous flies suck out their victim's insides.

A housefly vomits on the food as it lands on it. The vomit is consist of enzymes, digestive juices and saliva which help in breaking down and dissolving the food. The fly will then suck up the liquid food.

The dirty fly

Houseflies help spread germs. Breeding ground for houseflies includes the garbage, manure piles and rotting flesh. Flies leave (because of their sticky feet) behind bits of garbage, manure or rotting flesh, every time they land on something in our home.

It has been documented during the Spanish-American War in 1898, that flies helped in spreading typhoid fever. The epidemic has killed 5,000 soldiers, a thousand more than the number of soldiers killed by the war itself. Flies are also vectors or carriers of pathogenic organisms causing yellow fever, malaria, dysentery and sleeping sickness.

Spiders are the enemies of flies. With this fact, use spiders in controlling flies in your home.

Benefits of flies

Flies act as recyclers and scavengers when feeding on decaying waste such as dead animals and dung.

They also help in pollinating flowers and plants. It ranks third behind bees and wasps as great pollinators.

 
 
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