The exact meaning of the fly varies among different cultures, but the fly is often symbolic with death, rotting, pestilence and upcoming change. In nature, flies are decomposers and feed on dead, decaying animals, fecal ... More »

The mountain in "Lord of the Flies" symbolizes hope and truth, according to Enotes. By reaching the top of the mountain, the boys gain hope of surviving their situation and realize truth of what the island is as new info... More »

The dragonfly symbolizes wisdom, change, transformation, light and adaptability in life. The dragonfly shows up in people's lives to remind them that they need to bring a lightness and a joy to their life. More »

Crows have been associated with death and the afterlife in many cultures. However, this isn't always the case, and it's not always a negative connotation. More »

The lizard has different meanings in different cultures, but in Roman mythology, it was thought to represent death and resurrection, since it hibernated throughout the winter and reawakened in spring. For Greek and Egypt... 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 »

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 »