The lifespan of maggots, or fly larvae, varies based on the temperature. At optimum temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, maggots complete their development and become adults in four to 13 days. At lower temperatures of 53 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit, development takes 14 to 30 days.
Other factors, such as the availability of nutritional food, impact the pace of maggot development. Maggots initially feed on their egg material but later rely on manure. Maggots that are able to feed quickly and then find a cool, dry place often progress through development at the lower end of the typical development timeline.Learn More
Flies have two compound eyes with thousands of individual visual receptors called ommatidia. Each ommatidia works as a separate functioning eye with its own nerve fiber that connects to the optic nerve.Full Answer >
The life cycle of a fly includes an egg, larva, pupa and adult. A fly completes its life cycle in 1 week to 2 months, depending on environmental conditions.Full Answer >
Coffin flies are several related species of flies that lay eggs on decaying flesh or fecal matter, and the colloquial name comes from the fact that these insects hatch, grow and breed inside human coffins. Coffin flies are found in households near toilets, garbage cans and food, and these types of flies often make sudden, jerky movements along surfaces such as mirrors and windows.Full Answer >
Flies are attracted to light because they naturally use the light reflected off the moon to guide them. Using the light of the moon, a fly can keep a straight flight direction by keeping the light at a steady angle.Full Answer >