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Housefly life cycle The housefly lays its eggs in decaying organic matter such as vegetable waste or horse manure.The eggs hatch out to larvae which feed on the fluids and tiny particles in the organic matter. Larva front end The larva moults its cuticle (outer layer of ‘skin’) several times but the last larval skin is not shed. It hardens and darkens to form a tough outer case inside which the larva pupates. The larval
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Unformatted text preview: organs and structures are replaced by those of the mature fly. In warm weather the whole life cycle may be completed in 3-4 weeks Developing pupa Pupal case When the fly is ready to emerge it pushes off the top of the pupal case by inflating a special sac in its head Adult housefly compound eye one pair of wings thorax abdomen compound eye legs wing © D.G. Mackean...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO 218 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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