How Do Flies and Houseflies Reproduce?

How Do Flies and Houseflies Reproduce?

Flies reproduce by manipulating each other. They manipulate each other so that they can reproduce more efficiently. In fact, male flies often manipulate their females in order to increase their reproductive success. However, females may also suffer from disadvantages such as decreased health. In addition to their ability to manipulate other flies, a fly must also have the necessary tools to reproduce.

Female flies can store sperm from several mates. They can use this stored sperm for a week or more. The first male the female flies mates with will often make sure that she lays as many eggs as possible. In this way, the female will be discouraged from conserving energy.

Female flies lay hundreds of eggs, with each egg developing into a fly within a few days. If food is readily available, millions of flies can appear in a very short period of time. Some flies give birth to live maggots as well. Fortunately, they will not harm you if you eat a fly egg.

Female houseflies reproduce by making holes in decaying organic matter. Females can lay up to 150 eggs at once. It may take three or four days to lay them all. During this time, the larvae, known as maggots, feed on organic material for about five days. After that, they form pupae, which are about 8 millimetres long. When they emerge, the young houseflies begin mating.