A fly has two compound eyes and each eye is made up between 3,000 and 6,000 simple eyes. These eyes create small pictures that allow the fly to see movements from the left, right, front and above.Continue Reading
Flies do not see in one solid view or focus on a particular object like humans do. Instead each simple eye makes a view and they join together like a mosaic.
Flies also have three simple eyes in between the compound eyes called ocelli. The ocelli act like a compass to let the fly know which way is up. They work by keeping track of sunlight, helping the fly move towards it.Learn more about Flies
The taxonomy classification of a house fly, whose scientific name is musca domestica, is as follows: kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Diptera, section Schizophora, family Muscidae, genus Musca, and species Musca domestica. House flies are the most common flies, and are most often found in temperate regions.Full Answer >
Homemade fly spray is a fly repellent made from common household ingredients, in which vinegar is the main component. There are several recipes for homemade fly spray with additional ingredients such as citronella, hand lotion, dish soap or pine-scented cleaner. Homemade fly spray can be used to deter flies from horses and pets and is a common household staple during the warmer months.Full Answer >
A gene named Wide Awake by researchers increases the brain's response to the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and allows fruit flies to sleep and wake at appropriate times. Wide Awake gene activity increases near dusk in a normally functioning fruit fly.Full Answer >
The life cycle of a fly includes an egg, larva, pupa and adult. A fly completes its life cycle in 1 week to 2 months, depending on environmental conditions.Full Answer >