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Flying insects that are considered true flies are in the order of Diptera. What makes them defined from other insects are a single pair of flight wings attached to their mesothorax with a pair of Halteres that are modified wings that are small knobbed structures that function as a gyroscope positions on their metathorax.
With the presence of a single pair of flight wings on the metathoracic (The hindmost of the three divisions of the thorax of an insect) such as true flies, most are distinguished with "fly" in their names such as: fireflies, sawflies, butterflies, mayflies etc. There are a few exceptions where true flies have become second airily wingless.


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A female fly can lay between 400 and 600 eggs in her lifetime.
Flies are attracted by movements rather than smell.
A flies sense of smell can reach over 750 yards.
There are over 120,000 species of flies.
Different kinds of flies can transmit diseases such as anthrax, leprosy, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholere and dysentery.

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