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Flies

The Common Fly.
The Common Fly.
The Common Fly.

Flies are common pests found all around Australia, especially in hotter, drier regions. Flies have short, streamlined bodies and are well adapted for flight. They use their wings to maneuver through the air and are extremely agile. Most species of flies have large (in relation to their body size), compound eyes on either side of their head, and all species of flies contain a set of motion-sensitive neurons which are necessary to help them control their movements while in flight. Flies are not capable of eating solid foods, and consume only tiny granulated foods or liquids e.g. pollen. Flies can not only be an annoyance when buzzing around, they also lay their eggs in suitable areas near food supplies which hatch into hundreds of maggots. For these reasons it is best to keep flies away by not leaving out food scraps or other attractants.