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flies

Insects with one pair of wings of the order Diptera . They include the MOSQUITOES, biting midges, biting blackflies, SANDFLIES, gadflies, blowflies, botflies, the Tse-tse fly and the common house fly Musca domestica .
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Disappointed, I ran back up the road and bumped into my neighbour, Peter, who went fishing to cool places and had fly boxes of flies which he tied himself.
Two species of fruit flies established in different regions of Pakistan include, peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata and cucurbit fruit fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett).
There are numerous different species of flies, some beneficial and some pests.
The Drosophila hydei flies studied by Dickinson have neither a lot of mental processing power nor fancy muscles for flying.
Patagonia's Simple Fly Fishing kit contains a quick set up guide, a tenkara-style fly fishing rod, which originates from a centuries-old Japanese fly fishing technique, a box of flies, line and leader.
The fly tried to mate with the ball of wax by circling and vibrating its wings, actions which were used by flies during courtship.
Every fly-fisher has on average a thousand flies housed in various fly-boxes.
Insecticides are important for control, but house flies are particularly good at developing resistance, and their larvae tend to stay deep enough within their gooey food to avoid exposure to sprays.
Flies have compound eyes containing more than 4,000 photo receptors, or lenses, in each eye, allowing them to see in almost any direction at once.
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that micro flying robots that hover like flies can save up to 50 percent energy if they swing an insect wing around like a helicopter blade.
One question from the press always has dogged him--why are flies so hard to swat?