Flies are adapted for aerial movement and typically have short and streamlined bodies. Because flies don’t have teeth or any other organ/limb that allows them to eat solid foods, flies consume only liquid food or finely granular foods, such as pollen.
• Flies are distinguished by their large eyes and two large wings.
• The average life expectancy of a fly is eight days to two months, though some have been know to live up to a year.
• Flies are known carriers of microbes and can transmit germs that can cause serious illness if ingested by humans.