Common household fruit flies of the species typically found in kitchens and around ripening fruits do not bite. These insects, sometimes called vinegar flies, are attracted to fruit because of the vinegar released as a b... More »

Fruit flies cannot bite and have no teeth or mouth parts capable of puncturing skin. However, they are often confused with gnats, which can bite. Fruit flies are often found around rotting fruit, whereas gnats are typica... More »

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Fruit flies sometimes occur when people bring them home on ripe or fermenting fruit from the grocery store. In other instances, the flies may smell fruits or vegetables and find their way into a dwelling through cracks o... More »

Coffin flies are several related species of flies that lay eggs on decaying flesh or fecal matter, and the colloquial name comes from the fact that these insects hatch, grow and breed inside human coffins. Coffin flies a... More »

Like all insects, flies have brains. Their brains consist of the protocerebrum, deutocerebrum and tritocerebrum. The fly's protocerebrum controls its compound eyes and its ocelli, which are a trio of simple eyes found be... More »

Sand flies are found in tropical, subtropical or temperate regions as well as cooler climate areas throughout the world. Sand flies live in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. More »

Maggots come from the eggs of flies. They are the larval stage of flies. Maggots transform into pupae, which later molt into fully formed adult flies. More »