House Fly

My Home: I am the most common of all flies and always found in the company of humans, human activities or homes. I am inactive
at night.

What I eat: As a larva, I eat organic material like plants,
food or juices in trash cans. As an adult, I can only
drink liquids, usually the juices of decaying or sweet

What I look like: I have two eyes, but there are over
4,000 smaller 'eyes' in each main eye. I am usually
black with transparent wings and up to ¼ inch long.

How I am born: I go through four stages of development:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. I fully develop in only about
10 days. Females can lay 2,500 eggs in just a month. As an
adult fly, I live from around 30 to 60 days.

  Fun Facts
Flies use their
antennae to smell.
A fly can go 45 mph and beat
its wings up to 200 times per second.
Houseflies existed 65 million years ago!