We need you to answer this question!
If you know the answer to this question, please register to join our limited beta program and start the conversation right now!
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Flies
How does feeding habits of housefly contribute to its ability to spreading disease?
In many countries people go in open spaces for defecation. This is a common practice in villages of India. Housefly sits on the fecal matter. Thousands of microorganisms get entangled on the legs of the housefly. Housefly has got fine hairlike projections on it's legs. This facilitate the trapping of microorganisms on the legs of housefly. This housefly may go and sit on the food that you are eating. The disease causing microorganisms are thus transmitted this way. Ova of the worms...
Asked in Insects
How many joints are there on legs of a housefly?
The housefly has four-segmented legs which it uses to taste things, much like our tongue does. It does this with tiny hairs on the end segment of the leg, called the tarsus. The tarsi also have tiny gripping claws and suction pads, called pulvilli, which is why it can walk up walls, and even on ceilings. ...