What Do Flies Eat?

What Do Flies Eat?

What Do Flies Eat?

Flies eat animal feces and decaying matter, including rotten fruits, vegetables and meats. Flies can only ingest food when it is in a liquid form.

When a fly finds food that's solid, it rubs the food with bristles on its proboscis, a tubular appendage from its mouth. Then, the fly vomits a mixture of saliva and digestive juices onto the food. This breaks down the food and turns it into a liquid form. Flies are unable to chew or bite. They absorb liquid like a sponge, and it goes straight into their stomachs. Flies look for food by tasting things with their feet and palps.