"Waiter, what's this fly doing in my soup?" "It looks like he's doing backstroke, sir." The point of this old joke is that houseflies have found their evolutionary niche among humans and are very adept at surviving attempts to get rid of them. Take our quiz and find out more about the housefly.
Question 1 of 20
What percentage of flies found indoors are houseflies?
Question 2 of 20
Which of these preys on houseflies?
Question 3 of 20
What is a housefly's body covered with?
Question 4 of 20
How many sections is a housefly's body divided into?
Question 5 of 20
How many simple eyes is a fly's eyes composed of?
Question 6 of 20
How many ocelli do flies boast?
Question 7 of 20
What is a fly's proboscis similar to?
Question 8 of 20
What enables the fly to taste the food it eats?
Question 9 of 20
Which species of fly bites?
Question 10 of 20
How many pairs of wings do houseflies have?
Question 11 of 20
How can you differentiate between a fannia canicularis and a musca domestica?
Question 12 of 20
What happens to a fly if one of their halter wings is removed?
Question 13 of 20
At what speed do a fly's primary wings operate?
Question 14 of 20
To what human body part can a fly's tarsi be compared to?
Question 15 of 20
What is a male fly's reproductive organ called?
Question 16 of 20
What kind of food is a fly designed to consume?
Question 17 of 20
How long does it take for a fly to develop from an egg into an adult fly?
Question 18 of 20
What are fly's social habits?
Question 19 of 20
What are fly larvae called?
Question 20 of 20