Because houseflies only live a maximum of 2 months, most die by the time winter weather rolls around. Some flies in the pupal stage survive through the winter.
Before the start of winter, many flies lay eggs. The eggs hatch into larvae, which are known as maggots. The maggots will survive in food or feces until they grow large enough to wrap themselves in a cocoon-type structure where they can then ride out cold temperatures. Flies are cold-blooded and so the larvae that mature into adult flies during cold weather fly more slowly than those that can warm up in the sun.Learn More
Bison are found in western parts of North America. Although 20 to 30 million animals once lived on the continent, only about 500,000 are left. Most of these are livestock on ranches.Full Answer >
The animal that can go the longest without drinking water is the kangaroo rat. The kangaroo rat can live for years without water if it has to.Full Answer >
From 1818 to 1825, Charles Darwin attended the renowned Anglican institution Shrewsbury School, and at age 16, he went to Edinburgh University to study medicine. In 1828, he transferred to Christ's College, Cambridge, to pursue Anglican divinity studies and become a parson.Full Answer >
Lacewings, beetles, scorpion flies, caddis flies, wasps, bees and fleas undergo complete metamorphosis. Additionally, butterflies, moths and skippers exhibit complete metamorphosis. Insects that exhibit complete metamorphosis undergo four different life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.Full Answer >