today i learned – weds 24th apr 2019

so, i’ve always been told that flies literally live for 24 hours and that’s it 😢 (bad innings!) … turns out, my ‘highly reliable’ sources lied!

#tdil house flies actually live for between 15-25 days 🐝

despite what pixar films may have taught us *cough* a bug’s life *cough*, house flies generally get a good few weeks to chill about on poo and fly around … no 24 hours! 👍🏻 some other species of fly get to enjoy a cool couple of months?! #youcrazy

of course, you also have to consider that flies spend a good 7-10 days actually becoming flies … first of all, they have to go through the previous three stages of fly development.

starting out as an egg, they hatch to spend some fun times as a maggot (this is the larvae stage). after they’ve spent some time getting bigger, it’s time to level up and enter the pupal stage #achievementunlocked 👾. at this point, an outer casing forms … inside this casing, the fly slowly develops into the fly that we know and love 🙂

even though i actually spent a really long time researching this … i can’t figure out whether this time spent developing into a fly is included in that 15-25 day lifespan that i’ve told you 😳 #reliablesource.

if you are someone who does actually know things about life, please let me know whether it is included … i’m genuinely in search of the answer 😢

byeeee 😘 #tdil

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