Lifespan of a fly

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Lifespan of a fly

There is a rumor that flies live only 24 hours, however, this information is false. It is one of the oldest animal species and is believed to accompany humans since the time of prehistory.

In we want to get a little closer to the world of this incredible animal and unveil a question that many people ask: how long do the flies live? Read on and you will find out!

The life of the flies
Flies have a life cycle that is divided into four perfectly differentiated stages. They are the following:
1) Egg stage
2) Larva stage: after 8 or 20 hours the fly’s egg hatch
3) Stage of the pupa: between 4 and 10 days after leaving the egg the larva of the fly produces a reddish cover where it stays about 3 or 6 days more
4) Stage of the adult fly: when leaving the pupa the fly can live as an adult species between 15 to 20 days
So, to know how long a fly lives, all these stages have to be taken into account, but in a generic way, we can say that a fly usually lives from 15 to 31 days.

Curiosities about the flies
Our relationship with flies is often a conflictive relationship as an annoying insect that annoys us in our meals or in our moments of relaxation. However, the life of the fly is very interesting and there are some curiosities of the animals that deserve to be highlighted.
For example, it is known that flies have a high speed, reason why we find it very difficult to catch them; this speed can reach the 7 km / h reaching to beat its wings about 200 times per second!
Another curiosity about the flies is their high gestation capacity, because in the month that they are alive, a female fly is able to put up to 8000 eggs; that is, it is every 2 or 3 days the fly can lay 500 eggs.

The positive impact of flies
Like all animals in our ecosystem, the fly also has a positive impact on our environment. The first of them is its importance as a corpse remover of other insects that have died; also exert a good impact when converting the fecal matter and the decomposition of the vegetation.
Neither should we forget that flies are also part of the food chain and are the food of other insects and animals.

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