Flies

@nannacroc (4049)
January 23, 2007 4:41am CST
I know this is a very old question but I've never found the answer. Where do flies go in winter?
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@dorypanda (1584)
23 Jan 07
I think they die out after they've laid their eggs, then the eggs hatch when it's warmer, I'm not sure though.
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@nannacroc (4049)
23 Jan 07
You could be right, thanks for answering.
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@kiwimac (324)
• New Zealand
29 Jan 07
Some die out, others find nooks and crannies in houses or warm places and hibernate the winter away. There are maggots at all times of the year usually unless it is cold enough to freeze rubbish in which case the flies are sleeping.
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@nannacroc (4049)
4 Feb 07
Thank you that seems to have answered the question well.
@pumpkinjam (5800)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 07
I think Dory is probably right. They would die out when it gets cooler because they don't like the cold, and they have already buried their eggs, or whatever it is that they do with them. But the eggs are probably hidden, hang on, what are baby flies? Are they maggots? Because they come out in summer too so that must be right. The eggs get laid in the summer and then the mummy and daddy flies die out and then the maggots turn into grown ups in the summer.
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@nannacroc (4049)
26 Jan 07
Yes baby flies are maggots and this answer makes sense. Thanks.
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