Agriculture
Keeping Bugs Away from Food
Getting the dirt on carbon
Growing Healthier Tomato Plants
Amphibians
Bullfrogs
Newts
Salamanders and Newts
Animals
Armadillo
Feeding School for Meerkats
Roach Love Songs
Behavior
When Darwin got sick of feathers
Between a rock and a wet place
Baby Number Whizzes
Birds
Turkeys
Nightingales
Pelicans
Chemistry and Materials
Diamond Glow
Revving Up Green Machines
Pencil Thin
Computers
The solar system's biggest junkyard
A Light Delay
Seen on the Science Fair Scene
Dinosaurs and Fossils
From Mammoth to Modern Elephant
The Paleontologist and the Three Dinosaurs
Digging for Ancient DNA
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Earth
Drilling Deep for Fuel
Explorer of the Extreme Deep
Rodent Rubbish as an Ice-Age Thermometer
Environment
Nanosponges Soak Up Pollutants
Fishing for Fun Takes Toll
Fungus Hunt
Finding the Past
A Big Discovery about Little People
Fakes in the museum
Early Maya Writing
Fish
Pygmy Sharks
Marlin
Saltwater Fish
Food and Nutrition
Chew for Health
Packing Fat
Healing Honey
GSAT English Rules
Adjectives and Adverbs
Whoever vs. Whomever
Pronouns
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Scholarship
The Annual GSAT Scholarships
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Mathematics
How a Venus Flytrap Snaps Shut
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
Math is a real brain bender
Human Body
Cell Phone Tattlers
Remembering Facts and Feelings
Taste Messenger
Invertebrates
Invertebrates
Dragonflies
Squid
Mammals
Goats
Squirrels
Quolls
Parents
Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider
Expert report highlights the importance to parents of reading to children!
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Physics
Electric Backpack
Extra Strings for New Sounds
Spin, Splat, and Scramble
Plants
Getting the dirt on carbon
Stalking Plants by Scent
Surprise Visitor
Reptiles
Asp
Geckos
Turtles
Space and Astronomy
Intruder Alert: Sweeping Space for Dust
A Very Distant Planet Says "Cheese"
Melting Snow on Mars
Technology and Engineering
Riding Sunlight
Algae Motors
Shape Shifting
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
What is a Preposition?
Pronouns
Transportation
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
Robots on a Rocky Road
Charged cars that would charge
Weather
Catching Some Rays
Where rivers run uphill
Warmest Year on Record
Add your Article

Flies

As defined by entomologists (scientists who study insects), a fly is any species of insect of the order Diptera. These typically have one pair of true wings, with a set of modified hind wings. Flies are common amongst humans and some can cause the spread of serious diseases. The house fly and mosquito are particularly common amongst humans. Other flies, such as the horse fly, can inflict painful bites. The larva of a fly is commonly called a maggot. Flies rely heavily on sight for survival. The compound eyes of flies are composed of thousands of individual lenses and are very sensitive to movement. Some flies have very accurate 3D vision. A few, like Ormia ochracea, have very advanced hearing organs. The diet of flies varies heavily between species. The horse fly eats bits of flesh torn off of its prey, mosquitoes feed on blood and nectar, and the house fly eats a semi-digested liquid created by mixing-enzyme rich saliva with its food. In addition to being an essential part of the food chain, some species of flies spread pollen, hasten the decomposition of plants, animals, and dung, and, in the case of about 5000 species of Tachina flies, eat other insects. The fly life cycle is composed of four stages: egg, larva (commonly known as a maggot), pupa, adult. The eggs are laid in decaying flesh, animal dung, manure, or pools of stagnant water - whatever has ample food for the larva. Some types of maggots found on corpses can be of great use to forensic scientists. By their stage of development, these maggots can be used to give an indication of the time elapsed since death, as well as the place the organism died. Various maggots cause damage in agricultural crop production, including root maggots in rapeseed and midge maggots in wheat. Some maggots are leaf miners. Maggots are bred commercially, as a popular bait in angling, and a food for carnivourous pets such as reptiles or birds. Due to the increasing popularity of maggots, a maggot vending machine has been installed in the English county town of Northampton. Through the ages maggots have also been used in medicine in order to clean out necrotic wounds; maggots, applied to an open wound, will quickly eat the dead or necrotic parts of the wound, essentially "cleaning it" of all dead tissue. Once the dead tissue has been properly cleaned the maggots are removed, and the wound can be safely closed.

Flies
Flies








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™