Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Neil Mackengie
This little insect is wonderfully made. The house has two big brown eyes and each eye is made up of thousands of lenses. These two big eyes are called “compound eyes”. The fly also has, on top of the head, looking straight up, three “simple eyes” that can be seen only through a magnifying glass. The feelers, or antennae, of the housefly, are used as organs of smell, not of feeling. These antennae can detect odors at great distances. The mouth is made up of an organ that people call a tongue, but it is really all the mouthparts of an insect combined in one. This tongue is really a long tube through which the fly sucks juices.
The body of the housefly is divided into three parts: the head, the middle section, or thorax, and the abdomen. Behind the two transparent wings are two small knobs that help the fly balance itself in flight. The thorax is striped and has three pairs of legs attached to it. The legs are divided into five parts, of which the last is the foot.
The fly walks tiptoe on two claws that are attached to the underpart of the foot. Sticky pads under the claws allow the fly to walk upside down on the ceiling or anywhere else with the greatest of the case! It is because of these sticky pads and the hairs on the legs that the fly is such a carrier of disease germs.
Did you know that the entire life of a housefly is spent within about one hundred meters of the area where it was born?
What Are Types Of Flies?
2. Blow Fly.
3. Fruit Fly.
4. Phorid Fly.
5. Drain Fly.