6 Facts You Should Know About The Flies That You Hate.

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Flies are pretty useless insects. They have no real roles in natural world. We have some facts for you about our bug enemies.


1
There are over 120,000 species of flies.

2
Flies are the only insects to have 2 wings whereas all other insects have four.

3
Entomologists Dr. Yao and Dr. Yuan of China estimated that each fly carried approximately 1,941,000 bacteria on their bodies.

4
In 1923, black flies in swarms were reported responsible for the death of more than 20,000 sheep, horses, and cattle in Romania and Bulgaria.

5
The common housefly has a maximum flying speed of five miles per hour even though its wings beat 20 thousand times per minute.

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Flies can lay 200 - 3000 eggs in a life time