Pictures of Flies and Other Observations

Why study flies? Consider this:

In a hypothetical calculation, a pair of flies -- where a fly would take up 1/8 cubic inch (2.05 cc) -- that began to breed in April, if all were to live, would produce 191 quintillion 10 quadrillion (191, 010, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000) flies by August, which would cover a sphere the size of our planet earth 47 feet deep (14.3 m)! [1] Thankfully, this will never happen, because predators, parasites, and other factors prevent this from occurring! Flies are an essential part of our ecosystem.

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The magnified (60x) wing of a housefly, Musca domestica.

(60x magnification.) The hairy pads on each of the houseflies six legs allow it to cling or run upside down.

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(60x) The head and mouthparts of a domestic housefly.

pictures of flies

Pictures of Flies
  Flies: The Life History of the Fly . Scourge of the Medfly

flies in general

Flies in General

about the grey flesh fly

The Grey Flesh Fly (1913) by Jean-Henri Fabre
Everyday Housefly   Beneficial, Medical Use of Maggots

tiger mosquito, etc.

Tiger Mosquito, Yellow Jack, and the Panama Canal

death of the fly

Death of the Fly



fly related links

Fly Related Links

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