HOUSEFLIES – Amazing or Weird??


  1. On an average, houseflies carry around 2 million bacteria on their bodies.
  2. Unlike human tongue, the feet of the housefly is 10 million times sensitive to the taste of the sugar.
  3. Houseflies move their wings 200 times per second.
  4. They fly at the speed of 5 miles per hour.
  5. The compound eyes of the houseflies contains 4000 lenses that enable to see many directions at once.
  6. Despite so many lenses, houseflies have poor eyesight.
  7. A highly evolved evasive reaction of houseflies detects even the slightest change in air currents, which enables them escape the swat.
  8. Houseflies are active during the day while they rest at night.
  9. Sense of smell is located in the antennas of the houseflies.
  10. They defecate every couple of minutes which facilitates the transmission of the diseases like Gangrene, anthrax, dysentery, plague and other different types of poisoning bacteria.
  11. They undergo a complete metamorphosis: egg to larvae, larvae to pupa, pupa to adult insect. The whole process takes about 10 days.
  12. Houseflies can survive for around 30-60 days.

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