Scientific Name: Diptera
The cycle of Life: The fly lives from fifteen to thirty days. They go through the four stages or cycles of life: egg, larva, pupae, and adult.
Food: They feed off of decaying food like rotting fruit, meat, vegetables, and feces. Flies drink nectar from flowers.
Size: The adult fly is 6 to7 mm. with a wingspan of 13 to 15 mm.
Habitat: The fly lives in all climates, both urban and suburban communities. They like to live wherever their food is near. Flies live all over the world. The only part of the world you will not see a fly is in Antarctica.
The fly swatter was invented in 1900 by Robert Montgomery.
Flies can taste with their feet using taste receptors
The fly has 2 fat food pads on their feet with hair on them that has a sticky substance made of sugar and oil. This means they can walk upside down.
They can process 250 images a second from their brain, which gives them a very fast reaction time. Humans have a reaction time of 60 images a second. This does explain why flies are so quick.