Flies are small flying insects that have two wings and a narrow body. There are over 16,000 species of fly, making them one of the most diverse groups of insects.
Flies are common pests that are often considered to be a nuisance. They come in a variety of colours, but they are typically dark-coloured with light stripes. The average fly is about 6 to 30mm in size. Flies have a small head and a thorax that is fused with their abdomen. They have two wings, which are covered in tiny hairs. They also have six legs, which are each equipped with sensors that help the fly to taste and smell its food. Flies typically eat decaying organic matter, but they can also spread diseases by contaminating food with their saliva or feces.
The majority of flies are harmless to humans, but some species can carry diseases or cause other problems. In Sydney, the most common fly species are the house fly, blowfly and fruit fly.
House flies are nuisances in homes and businesses, but they do not pose a serious health risk. Blowflies, on the other hand, can spread diseases such as gastroenteritis and salmonella. Fruit flies are often found near garbage cans or in kitchens, and they can contaminate food with bacteria.
In addition to causing public health concerns, flies can also damage crops and cost businesses money. For example, fruit flies can infest crops and cause them to rot. If you own a food business, it is important to take steps to prevent flies from becoming a problem.
Flies are attracted to food, garbage and animal faeces. They can smell rotting food from far away and are attracted to the sweetness of fruits. Flies are also able to sense carbon dioxide, which is exhaled by animals and humans, and this is how they find us.
Once they find food sources, they land on the food and regurgitate saliva which contains enzymes that start to break down the food. They then suck up the liquefied food. While feeding, they often defecate on the food through their straw-like mouths. They also defecate on food and surfaces, which transmit disease.
Flies are attracted to light, and will often be seen gathered around windows or lamps.
When a fly lands on something, it will typically walk around for a while before taking off again. This behaviour is known as "walking recruitment", and it helps the fly to spread diseases by picking up bacteria from one surface and transferring it to another.
Flies are also capable of flying long distances, and they will often migrate in search of a food source or suitable breeding ground conditions. As a result, they can easily spread diseases across large areas.
Flies go through four distinct stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The time it takes to complete the cycle can vary depending on the species of fly, but it usually takes between 7 and 20 days.
The first stage is the egg stage. Female flies lay their eggs near sources of food so that the larvae will have something to eat when they hatch. Each female can lay up to 500 eggs at a time.
The second stage is the larva stage. When the eggs hatch, the larvae emerge and begin to feed. They go through several moults, shedding their exoskeleton as they grow. At the end of this stage, they stop eating and begin to spin a cocoon around themselves.
The third stage is the pupa stage. The pupae are inactive and do not eat. They undergo metamorphosis inside their cocoons, emerging as adults after about a week.
After it emerges from its pupal stage, a fly is an adult. Adults live for about two weeks and during this time they mate and lay eggs so that the cycle can start all over again.
Because of their rapid reproduction cycle, flies can quickly become pests in homes and businesses.
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