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How long does a fly live?

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Flies typically live between 15 to 30 days depending on their environment. They go through four stages of life: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Flies live longer in homes than in the wild.

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How long does a fly live?
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Flies can multiple quickly because of their short life cycle as well as the amount of eggs each female can lay. A female can lay up to 150 eggs in one batch. The eggs hatch into larvae within a day. They feed for three to five days, then pupate. This lasts for three to six days before an adult fly emerges. Adult females can reproduce within two to three days.

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