Strange Facts About Flies
Scientists believe the Mayfly is the most primitive present-day insect around. These insects are the most popular models for artificial flies.
A midge fly holds the record, with a wing beat of 1046 times a second.
Houseflies find sugar with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive than human tongues.
The house fly "hums" in the key of F
Flies like heat, light, low wind.
Adults live for about a month and produce 500 to 2,000 eggs in their life.
Flies are attracted by odors, and usually enter a building through open doors and windows near garbage and food.
Deer flies will bite a hole in your skin with their strong mandibles, put a little saliva-like material in the wound to keep the blood from clotting and lap up the blood with a sponge-like proboscis .
Beginning with one pair of house flies in April, there would be a total of 191,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies by August if all the descendants of this pair lived and reproduced normally.
The average airspeed of the common housefly is 4.5 miles per hour.