One of the many fascinating facts about flies is that they can remove their head, and use it to lay eggs. The female flies use their superlong proboscis to remove the head and lay eggs inside it. Flies generally sleep upside-down, so that they don’t attract predators. Instead, they sleep in the shade, where they are protected from predators and the sun. While it’s believed that insects don’t feel pain, some studies have shown that insects have behavioural and physiological reactions to pain.
Scientists have studied fruit flies to learn more about the intricate ways that flies clean themselves. They discovered that flies spend up to 20 minutes on cleaning their bodies. The process starts with the head and progresses to the rest of the body. The fly’s strategy involves identifying the most important parts of its body first, such as the eyes, and then avoiding those areas that are less important.
In addition to their mouthparts, flies are also able to perform aerobatics. This is possible because they have modified wings called halteres, which comes from the Greek word for dumbbell. All 200,000 species of flies have these modified wings. While most other insects have four wings, flies have modified wings that help them perform their maneuvers.
In addition to having an effective flea repellent, it is also beneficial to use fly repellent on your horse’s legs and bedding. Fly protectant products are available in many different types, including fly sheets, fly barriers, and leggings. Also, residual premise sprays are available for use in the barn.