How to use Flies in a sentence
He turns into a bird in his hands and flies away.
Can flies know not to bite?
Pliny knew that flies emerge from galls.
He flies to Persia, evades the pursuers whom Astyages sends after him, and begins the rebellion.
Of Neuroptera there are but few injurious species, and many, such as the lace wing flies (Hemerobiidae), are beneficial.Advertisement
The apparatus when liberated flies into the air sometimes to a height of 50 ft., and gyrates in large circles for a period varying from 15 to 30 seconds.
It flies this distance in from io to II seconds, its mean speed being something like 12 ft.
The first step in the scientific refutation of the theory of abiogenesis was taken by the Italian Redi, who, in 1668, proved that no maggots were "bred" in meat on which flies were prevented by wire screens from laying their eggs.
Usually Zebub is identified with a Hebrew common noun zebub = flies,' occurring twice in the Old Testament, 2 so that Baalzebub " is the Baal to whom flies belong or are holy.
In these circumstances the rapidly moving air flies the bird.Advertisement
Like the history of the founder of the Achaemenian empire, that of Ardashir has from the beginning been overgrown with legends; like Cyrus he is the son of a shepherd, his future greatness is predicted by dreams and visions, and by the calculations of astronomers he becomes a servant at the court of King Artabanus and then flies to Persia and begins the rebellion; he fights with the great dragon, the enemy of god, &c. A Pahlavi text, which contains this legend, has been translated by Noldeke (Geschichte des Artachshir i Papakan, 1879).
In the Rabbinical literature Lilith becomes the first wife of Adam, but flies away from him and becomes a demon.
He was indefatigable, in war as in peace, in parading and inspecting; the weary and starving soldiers were forced to turn out amid the marshes of the Dobrudscha as spick and span as on the parade grounds of St Petersburg; but he could do nothing to set order in the confusion of the commissariat, which caused the troops to die like flies of dysentery and scurvy; or to remedy the scandals of the hospitals, which inflicted on the wounded unspeakable sufferings.
As the crow flies, about seven miles, but as the old saying goes, a crow can't fly through rock.
His brutal strength and otherworldly agility made the futile attempts of the vamps look like they were swatting flies instead of fighting for their lives.Advertisement
The safe houses dropped like flies, then the spy network, then the sectors' headquarters.
Once the flies start hatching, the fish respond by surface feeding, then dry fly fishing becomes the epitome of sport for most anglers.
The cockpit doors of every large passenger airplane that flies in the United States have been hardened.
As the aircraft becomes lighter, it flies higher in air of lower density to maintain the same airspeed.
The plant emits a stench to attract decaying flesh-eating beetles, flies and sweat bees for pollination.Advertisement
Other interesting subjects to study are wasps, bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies.
A Bit Of Fry And Laurie Trivia Stephen Fry He flies his own classic biplane.
They descend like flies wherever there's a fast buck to be made.
It also controls animal ectoparasites, biting flies, and cockroaches.
To provide suitable conditions for the reserve's specialist soldier flies encroaching scrub is periodically cut back from around wet flushes.Advertisement
Joints of meat are suspended from the ring beam in the smoke to keep the meat free from flies and to season it.
Fruit flies also have large polytene chromosomes, whose barcode patterns of light and dark bands allow genes to be mapped accurately.
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A moorhen clucked, distant sheep bleated and bright blue damsel flies fornicated elegantly in front of me.
Here a cattle egret fed at a corpse, catching hatching flies.
When collecting for the society he flies our flag on a 10 meter flagpole in his garden.
Even at considerably less, the wind flies through your hair and even the clumsiest oaf can feel graceful.
Here's hid guide to catching grayling on dry flies.
Further, the bugs, beetles and flies each include many large families present only in aquatic habitats.
However, birding was severely hampered by hoards of huge Horse Flies.
The break down of the rotting seaweed can attract hoards of flies.
Control of flies outdoors in their breeding areas is considered impractical.
Then soars prospecting and swoops on a young jackdaw, flies with it to a grassy diner top of the cliff.
And there were some deliciously juicy worms and delightfully crunchy flies... .
Fast sink flies are a must they therefore should be heavily leaded.
The one where he flies a helicopter over Mount Everest and single-handedly stops a raving lunatic taking over the world!
Proboscis The adapted mouthparts of various insect groups such as flies and butterflies.
Reverse flies Develops upper back and rear shoulder musculature and helps stabilize the scapula.
The virus causing myxomatosis is transmitted between infected and healthy rabbits by insects, particularly rabbit fleas, but also by flies.
As a regular nymph fisherman I have a box of just nymph fisherman I have a box of just nymphs and boxes for dry flies.
Two examples are " I know an old lady who killed all the flies " and " .
United is a founding member of Star alliance and together with its alliance partners, flies to over 760 cities in 112 countries.
I had been fishing with mixed success with my cast of Lowland flies and a brace of half pounders nestled in my bag.
When the flies were transferred to medium without tetracycline, no female progeny were recovered in a sample of more than 5000 males.
He flies into a psychotic rage and tries to murder de Beer but the latter manages to escape and vows revenge.
ItÃ¢s all good, but I particularly enjoyed the reverie of Ã¢Sunday Jam Jar DaysÃ¢ with its dragon and damsel flies.
They have a green slime on top of the fruiting body which smells revolting to us, but which flies think is delightful!
I fussed and scraped with a combination of die sinkers flies and a surgical scalpel.
Generally, I tend to use flies in size 2/0 for Cuban tarpon.
He now flies the evangelical flag in the UK, a rightwing religious zealot in the mold of American televangelists.
When an insect lands on a sundew, its legs and wings get caught on the sticky tipped tentacles like flies on fly paper.
So thin tippets for small flies. thicker tippets for big flies and particularly big bushy flies eg Mayfly (E Danica) imitations.
In order to transmit trypanosomiasis infected tsetse flies must land on and bite the animal.
A plague of flies on your dressing rooms that's all I can say to him, sneaky underhand little weasel Wiltshire ways.
The Diptera Orthorrhapha include the more primitive and less specialized families such as the Tipulidae (daddy-long-legs), Culicidae (gnats or mosquitoes), Chironomidae (midges), Mycetophilidae (fungus-midges), Tabanidae (horse-flies), Asilidae (robber-flies), &c. The Diptera Cyclorrhapha on the other hand consist of the most highly specialized families, such as the Syrphidae (hover-flies), Oestridae (bot and warble flies), and Muscidae (sensu latiore - the house-fly and its allies, including tsetse-flies, flesh-flies, Tachininae, or flies the larvae of which are internal parasites of caterpillars, &c.).
In appearance tsetse are somewhat narrow-bodied flies, with a prominent proboscis, which projects horizontally in front of the head, and with the wings in the resting position closed flat one over the other like the blades of a pair of scissors (see fig., B).
Flies and butterflies are forms which the souls are believed by some races to take, and the Esthonians of the island of Oesel think that the gusts of wind which whirl tornado-like through the roads are the souls of old women seeking what they can find.
Hence we find that the majority of flies that mimic insects of other orders have bees or wasps for their models.
And the recession of the New Zealand earthworms and flies before exotic forms probably falls under this category.
The young are fed on invertebrates, particularly caterpillars, larvae and pupae of flies and beetles.
Can be used in the automatic aerosol dispensers for control of Flies in roof voids (natural and safe pyrethrum ingredient).
The food requirements of adult flies are mainly for carbohydrates which are taken in liquid form having been dissolved by regurgitated digestive juices.
They have a green slime on top of the fruiting body which smells revolting to us, but which flies think is delightful !
No sane society would ever allow the Lord of the Flies party a say in who runs the country.
To provide suitable conditions for the reserve 's specialist soldier flies encroaching scrub is periodically cut back from around wet flushes.
Graculus flies on ahead to tell the news of the wedding to prevent Nogbad from seizing the throne.
Swarms of horrible flies, presumably attracted by pools of cow shit sprayed all over the road by our nice farmers.
The holly blue butterfly flies in May whilst speckled wood butterflies are common throughout the summer.
There are chapters on tying Hairy trout flies, salmon, sea trout and steelhead flies, and bass and pike bugs.
The figure is of a major swatting flies from the parapet of the building.
As it is we are forced to swat flies, kill snakes and protect ourselves against robbers and murderers.
We 're all flat on our backs, ridden with injuries and swatting away flies as marathon day approaches?
We cooked sausages on the fire as we swatted away flies, of which there were many.
Follow dramatic, political power struggles, German scientists switching allegiance and what happened to early rockets transporting fruit flies into space.
Several of the fairies were launched into the bright pink sky, then fell fluttering to the ground like swotted flies.
For sharks, jacks and barracuda, tarpon flies will prove adequate but there are specialist patterns available.
Avoid ice, unpeeled and unwashed fruit or food exposed to flies or clearly kept warm.
A plague of flies on your dressing rooms that 's all I can say to him, sneaky underhand little weasel Wiltshire ways.
For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
It usually flies the farthest because it is streamlined, but it doesn't penetrate as deeply.
Your ultimate goal when choosing broadheads is to find one that flies true and straight, and cuts the biggest hole on impact, which leads to an easy to follow blood trail.
Strikeback Insect Killing Spray kills most insects, such as ants, bed bugs, flying ants, fleas, cockroaches, flies, moths, wasps and mosquitoes.
When the alarm goes off, this helicopter propels itself into the air and flies away to some other part of the room.
Be present when the new cat ventures out to meet the other pets, but don't intervene unless fur actually flies.
Birds chattering, mice squeaking, flies buzzing, and oddly enough, other cats calling are all music to a cat's ears.
If you are planning on taking long flights with kitty onboard, even sitting next to you, then you will be choosing quite a different carrier from the style that would be used when your cat flies in the cargo hold.
In the kitchen one, it smells great and it helps to keep the flies away when I have stinky trash like cat food tins and discarded litter.
Jet Blue tends to be a little more expensive, but flies into places Southwest ignores.
Tails flies quickly by spinning his tails like the rotor of a helicopter.
Have you ever been lucky (or maybe it's unlucky) enough to find yourself on the slopes when a naked skier flies by you out of the blue?
To minimize the work involved, make just one or two fondant frogs and decorate the remaining cupcakes in a set of a dozen with fondant lily pads, pond grass, flies, or other pond imagery.
David Blaine hangs like a bat in New York and then flies off into the night.
Not that anything he's done is going to hurt his golf game, but it sure has hurt his pocket book with endorsements dropping like the proverbial flies.
Leonardo DiCaprio flies with commercial airlines for almost all of his trips.
Puppies often have open sores, abscesses and other untreated injuries, and are frequently covered in flies.
When it is in bloom the bees and flies swarm more to this Rose than any other.
Mosquito 86 can keep your yard free of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, biting flies and ants.
Carrot flies are deadly to young carrot plants and strong smelling plants such as sage, dill, and radishes help repel the flies when planted in close proximity to carrots.
This unique sound was both commercially and critically successful; they sold over 17 million copies in the 1990s including the Billboard number one's Jar of Flies and the self-titled Alice in Chains.
Whether you like the acoustic touches of Sap or Jar of Flies or the heavy metal touches of Facelift, there are some great Alice in Chains bass tabs available free of charge for bassists to get their hands on.
Basil helps to keep away flies and mosquitoes.
Bay leaf, for example, keeps weevils from flour and grain products, while basil naturally repels flies.
Planting basil around doorways can help keep flies out of your home.
These are effective ways to deal with flies in your home, naturally.
Meet Geisha girls and Sumo wrestlers as you accompany Stanley on a tour of Tokyo's Cherry Blossom Festival and Imperial Palace; join him as he goes rafting in Brazil or flies down a zip line over the jungles of Costa Rica.
This illness is rarely outside of the sub-Saharan African region, since this is where these flies are located.
As for sports, imagine you're bicycling and a rock flies up toward your glasses.
The hanging CB cord sways as you drive and all the junk in the dash flies to the side as you turn.
You earned extra points by guiding a female frog across and eating flies.
Based on the television series and movie of the same name, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command gets you to take control Buzz as he flies across the universe, defending good and defeating evil.
There are said to be about 100 different "sanity effects" in this game, from flies crawling across your screen to being thrown into a room filled with zombies… and it only gets stranger and more twisted from there.
One impressive technique is the ability to rip apart a maintenance truck and wield a wrecking ball as if it were a giant yo-yo, knocking helicopters and tanks around as if they were flies buzzing around a picnic.
A hawk flies over the land filled with trees, mountains and flatlands.
She's kidnapped by a monstrous bird that flies off to the northeast.
These flies pick up bacteria on their bodies and can transmit them to humans.
The list of arthropods that bite or sting humans is extensive and includes lice, bedbugs, fleas, mosquitoes, black flies, ants, chiggers, ticks, centipedes, scorpions, and other species.
Campylobacter is carried by healthy cattle, chickens, birds, and flies.
Cons - The biggest disadvantage of a hair accessory is the chance that it falls out and flies across the room, which is the kind of audience distraction you probably do not want.
If your airplane flies well, you’ll want to be able to share your work with other paper folders.
On the other hand, present your Tom-boy with a swimsuit festooned in ribbons, and all you'll see is the back of her head as she flies out of the room in disgust.
Men's Lifeguard® Board Shorts feature quick drying fabric, velcro flies and side pockets to store essentials.
You'll love the fact that they come equipped with rear pockets and cheeky mock flies.
If you hold the cup down inside the top of the trash can it will limit how much of that debris flies back out into the air around you.
Time flies, and it is hard to believe that your little boy is in school.
They lean in to share a kiss and a banana peel flies into the front seat.
Incidents included an infestation with house flies in the middle of winter, strange voices, the sense of a presence in the house, moving objects and the increasing personality change of the husband, George Lutz.
If a bat flies into your home on Halloween night, it's a sign that spirits are nearby.
During this magical performance, Tinkerbell flies over Sleeping Beauty's castle during the evening firework show.
The airline flies to and from Ireland and goes all over Europe and to other destinations as well.
Skybus flies non-stop to 16 U.S. destinations, eliminating the time wasted by connecting flights.
Furthermore, it specifically flies into the least-congested airports.
The company flies from various destinations throughout the country to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
College students with valid .edu email addresses are eligible for discounted fares to Germany and most every destination the airline flies.
Not only does the alarm have a loud, emergency siren sound, but a small propeller leaps from the clock and flies around the room.
The French Flag flies atop all public buildings in France and is flown widely during national holidays like Bastille Day.If you would like to purchase a French flag, there are many websites where you can do so.
Get your boxers and briefs in classic black or navy, and experiment with button flies as well as snap ones and plain flap versions.
The fly in the ointment in this love affair - or, as some might suggest, one of the many flies in the ointment - was that Brigitte Nielson was already engaged to an Italian man many years her junior.
Their collective fashion sense certainly flies in the face of the polygamists viewers are used to encountering on the news, however.
Clark Flies - For more than 200 episodes, Clark was unable to fly.
While Luke flies his fighter to Dagobah to find legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Han and Leia escape in the Millenium Falcon to Cloud City, where Lando (Billy Dee Williams), a smuggler friend of Han rules a community of smugglers.
A more ancient theme is sometimes still seen - that in which mankind flies too close to the sun, opens the pandora's box, or in general doesn't think through the consequences of their actions.
Thus, at night, Captain Navarre runs as a wolf, while during the day, Isabeau flies as a hawk.
The next part of the movie becomes part anthropological-study, part Lord of the Flies, as Mad Max is discovered and rescued by a band of forgotten children.
She also bears a torch for Picard that flies almost, but not quite, under his radar.
Everyone is left to wonder if this was a self-fulfilling prophecy when Kara flies her Viper into a swirling planetary storm and is lost when her ship is destroyed.
This monster moth-like creature flies at mach three speeds and creates hurricane force winds from its wings.
Dragon flies, rainbows, and fireworks are other popular choices when it comes to airbrushed nail designs.
The game is a 2D side-scroller in which characters from the movie jump and crouch their way past obstacles, and combat enemies in the form of Flies, Wasps, and Spiders.
She just rotated to the southwest on orders that neither you nor Jule nor I issued, and the Tucson sites have fallen like flies.
He was unaffected, batting the dead creatures away like flies.
As the group approached the area, climbers could be seen, bright colored flies tacked on a wall of ice.
He could still picture Ralph slowly turning, the flies beginning to gather.
The nervous system is remarkably concentrated in some beetles, the abdominal ganglia showing a tendency to become shifted forward and crowded together, and in certain chafers all the thoracic and abdominal ganglia are fused into a single nervecentre situated in the thorax, - a degree of specialization only matched in the insectan class among the Hemiptera and some muscid flies.
Flies and frogs were also complained of, and Sidonius, writing in the 5th century, complains bitterly of the "feculent gruel" (cloacalis puts) which filled the canals of the city, and gave forth fetid odours when stirred by the poles of the bargemen.
Other flies act as diseasecarriers, including the mosquitoes (Anopheles), which not only carry malarial germs, but also form a secondary host for these parasites.
The eruciform larva of the Orthorrhapha leads on to the headless vermiform maggot of the Cyclorrhapha, and in the latter sub-order we find metamorphosis carried to its extreme point, the muscid flies being the most highly specialized of all the Hexapoda as regards structure, while their maggots are the most degraded of all insect larvae.
Argyroneta feeds principally upon flies or gnats, which it seizes from below as they light upon the surface of the water.
Redi, had disproved by experiment the spontaneous generation of maggots from putrid flesh, and had shown that they can only develop from the eggs of flies.
On the "Baal of flies" see Beelzebub.
Mosquitoes and flies are everywhere, and the wasp and wild bee also.
In Sambucus and Viburnum the small white flowers are massed in heads; honey is secreted at the base of the styles and, the tube of the flower being very short, is exposed to the visits of flies and insects with short probosces.
Flies, which advanced from Gotha and barred the southward march of the Hanoverians at Langensalza.
Flies, outnumbered by two to one, sustained a sharp reverse before the other columns closed in.
Flies's column (backed by a fresh brigade) south of Langensalza, and Beyer approached from Eisenach.
In appearance tsetse are somewhat narrow-bodied flies, with a prominent proboscis, which projects horizontally in front of the head, and with the wings in the resting position closed flat one over the other like the blades of a pair of scissors.
The latter characteristic affords an infallible means for the recognition of these insects, since it at once serves to distinguish them from any blood-sucking flies with which they might otherwise be confused.
The mother, fearful lest her son should share his father's fate, flies to the woods, either alone with one attendant, or with a small body of faithful retainers, and there brings up her son in ignorance of his name, his parentage and all knightly accomplishments.
He catches them by means of a rod smeared with bird-lime, and then tying a fine string under their wings, he flies them at its end.
By this time it has approached to within 240 m., as the crow flies, from the sea.
The mouth of this chamber is protected by a ring of hairs pointing downwards, which allow the entrance but prevent the escape of small flies; after fertilization of the pistils the hairs wither.
Thus, wasps catch flies; worker ants make raids and carry off weak insects of many kinds; bees gather nectar from flowers and transform it into honey within their stomachs - largely for the sake of feeding the larvae in the nest.
The feeding habits of the adult may agree with that of the larva, or differ, as in the case of wasps which feed their grubs on flies, but eat principally vegetable food themselves.
No group of terrestrial insects escapes their attacks - even larvae boring in wood are detected by ichneumon flies with excessively long ovipositors.
Other flies of this group have the inquiline habit, laying their eggs in the galls of other species, while others again pierce the cuticle of maggots or aphids, in whose bodies their larvae live as parasites.
The female, instead of provisioning her burrow with a supply of food that will suffice the larva for its whole life, brings fresh flies with which she regularly feeds her young.
If she flies off, he starts up in an instant to arrive before her at the next place of alighting, and all his actions are full of life and spirit.
In the [[[Lapland]]] marshes, a reeve now and then flies near with a scarcely audible ka-ka-kuk; but she seems a dull bird, and makes no noisy attack on an invader."
It was he who compared laws to spiders' webs, which catch small flies and allow bigger ones to escape.
Scorpions and tarantulas are numerous, and lizards, frogs, beetles, ants, butterflies, moths and flies are abundant.
The Babylonians suspended male clusters from wild dates over the females; but they seem to have supposed that the fertility thus produced depended on the presence of small flies among the wild flowers, which, by entering the female flowers, caused them to set and ripen.
In the northern United States, in May, " legions of these delicate minute flies fill the air at twilight, hovering over wheat-fields and shrubbery.
A strong north-west wind, at such times, is of incalculable value to the farmer."8 Other gall-making dipterous flies are members of the family Trypetidae, which disfigure the seed-heads of plants, and of the family Mycetophilidae, such as the species Sciara tilicola, 9 Low, the cause of the oblong or rounded green and red galls of the young shoots and leaves of the lime.
Among the numerous insects parasitic on the inhabitants of galls are hymenopterous flies of the family Proctotrypidae, and of the family Chalcididae, e.g.
Eventually Mark surprises the two under circumstances which leave no possible room for doubt as to their mutual relation; Tristan flies for his life and takes refuge with Hoel, duke of Britanny.
These are very simple, open and generally regular flowers, white, greenish-yellow or yellow in colour and are chiefly visited by insects with a short proboscis, such as short-tongued wasps and flies, also beetles and more rarely bees.
Nauseous flowers, dull and yellowish and dark purple in colour and often spotted, with a smell attractive to carrion flies and dung flies, e.g.
This sandpiper is characterized by its dark upper plumage, which contrasts strongly with the white of the lower part of the back and gives the bird as it flies much the look of a very large house-martin.
The multiplication of orders is attended with practical difficulties, and the distinctions between the various groups of the Linnean Neuroptera are without doubt less obvious than those between the Coleoptera (beetles) and the Diptera (two-winged flies) for example.
When flushed it rises without alarm-cry, and flies heavily.
If the shell bursts and the soul flies away, the man must die.
If however the bird flies away, egg and all, then he faints or loses his reason.
But flies of the drone-fly kind cannot sting, and, so far as is known, are perfectly innocuous and edible.
Nevertheless, as explained below, it seems to be highly probable that ant-imitating insects and spiders, when the resemblance is dependent to a greater extent upon size, shape and movement than upon tint, have acquired their mimetic likeness especially to protect them from the attacks of such insect-enemies as predaceous wasps of the family Pompilidae, flies of the family Asilidae, and from socalled parasitic hymenoptera of the family Ichneumonidae, as well as from other insect-eating Arthropods.
These flies are characterized by a peculiar method of flight.
If they flew like ordinary flies their resemblance to Hymenoptera would be obscured by the rapidity of their flight and they might be caught on the wing by insectivorous birds or other insects; but when poised they display their coloration.
But the likeness probably goes deeper than superficial resemblance that appeals to the eye, for spiders which distinguish flies from bees by touch and not by sight, treat drone-flies after touching them, not in the fearless way they evince towards bluebottles (Calliphora), but in the cautious manner they display towards bees and wasps, warily refraining from coming to close quarters until their prey is securely enswathed in silk.
Other flies of the genus Volucella, larger and heavier in build than Eristalis, resemble humble-bees in colour and form, and it was formerly supposed that the purpose of this similarity was to enable the flies to enter with impunity the nests of the humble-bees and to lay their eggs amongst those of the latter insects.
Hence it is probable that this case of mimicry is purely of a protective and not of an aggressive nature and serves to save the flies from destruction by insectivorous enemies.
The same explanation no doubt applies to the mimicry, both in Borneo and South Africa, of hairy bees of the family Xylocopidae by Asilid flies of the genus Hyperechia, and also to other cases of mimicry of Hymenoptera as well as of inedible beetles of the family Lycidae by Diptera.
The mimicry of these insects therefore is synaposematic; but some, at all events, of the flies like the Bombylid Exoprosopa umbrosa, probably form pseudaposematic elements in the group. Into another category Hymenoptera enter not as models but as mimics, the models being inedible Malacodermatous beetles mostly belonging to the genus Lycus and characterized by orange coloration set off by a large black patch upon the posterior end of the elytra and a smaller black spot upon the thorax.
The white-fly is now a common pest in greenhouses, the nymphs being greenish scale-like objects on the under sides of the leaves, and adults very small white flies.
In many cases the slimy masses of spermatia (Uredineae), conidia (Claviceps), basidiospores (Phallus, Coprinus), &c., emit more or less powerful odours, which attract flies or other insects, and it has been shown that bees carry the flagrant oidia of Sclerotinia to the stigma of Vaccinium and infect it, and that flies carry away the foetid spores of Phallus, just as pollen is dispersed by such insects.
Empusa Muscae causes the wellknown epidemic in house-flies during the autumn; the dead, affected flies are often found attached to the window surrounded by a white halo of conidia.
Being a very watchful bird, its cry of warning, when it flies off on the approach of danger, is probably appreciated by the crocodile.
There are many large and poisonous spiders and flies; fleas and mosquitoes abound.
The swarms of flies and insects, which next appear, are the natural outcome of the decaying masses of frogs, and these, in turn, would form a natural medium for the spread of cattle disease.
Mayflies and dragon-flies danced in the sunlight; lizards darted across the paths; and legions of spiders pervaded the grass, many very beautiful - frosted - silver backs, or curious, like the saltigrades, who took a few steps and then gave a leap. There were crickets in infinite numbers; and flies innumerable, from slim daddy-long-legs to ponderous, black, hairy fellows known to science as Dejeaniae; hymenopterous insects in profusion, including our old friend the bishop of Ambato (possibly Dielis), in company with another formidable stinger, with chrome antennae, called by the natives ` the Devil '; and occasional Phasmas (caballo de palo) crawling painfully about, like animated twigs."
Among the Diptera, which includes a very wide range of genera and species, are some of a highly troublesome character, though on the whole, Mr Whymper did not find the flies and mosquitoes so.
Apart from the house-fly proper (Musca domestica), which in England is the usual one, several species of flies are commonly found in houses; e.g.
These are discussed by Mr Howard in the paper referred to, but in brief they all amount to measures of general hygiene, and the isolation, prompt removal, or proper sterilization of the animal or human excrement in which these flies breed.
Thus malaria and sand-fly fever, dysentery, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, cholera, smallpox, and occasionally typhus fever, eye diseases, oriental sores and indeed any disease conveyed by impure water, flies, contaminated dust or the contagion of sufferers from infectious diseases, are prevalent in the inhabited places along the Persian Gulf, and precautions must always be taken to guard against them.
At the present time the Dutch flag flies nowhere on the mainland of India, though the quaint houses and regular canals at Chinsura, Negapatam, Jaffna, and many petty ports on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts remind the traveller of familiar scenes in the Netherlands.
Lumber the writing with nothing - let it go as lightly as the bird flies in the air or a fish swims in the sea.
The bacillus has been demonstrated in the bodies of fleas, flies, bugs and ants.
The waters of this cavern appear to be entirely destitute of life; and the existing fauna comprises only a few bats, rats, mice, spiders, flies and small centipedes.
It flies off at once from experience and particulars to the highest and most general propositions, and from these descends, by the use of middle terms, to axioms of lower generality.
A, leaf of Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) with left margin inflected over a row of small flies.
He also took pleasure in smoking a pipe of tobacco; or, when he had a mind to divert himself somewhat longer, he looked for some spiders and made them fight together, or he threw some flies into the cobweb, and was so well pleased with the result of that battle that he would sometimes break into laughter" (Colerus).
Ants, bees and wasps of many species, and flies and gnats abound, particularly during the summer rainy season, and at all elevations.
But his contempt for the annalistic form makes him at times careless in his chronology and arbitrary in his method of arranging his material; he not infrequently flies off at a tangent to relate stories which have little or no connexion with the main narrative; his critical faculty is too often allowed to lie dormant.
When the bird dives, or flies under water, the long axis of the body is inclined obliquely downwards and forwards, and the bird forces itself into and beneath the water by the action of its feet, or wings, or both.
Everything which flies is vastly heavier than the air.
When such a model is wound up and let go it descends about 2 ft., after which, having acquired initial velocity, it rises and flies in a forward direction at a height of from 8 to io ft.
A dozen kinds of insects, with a few varieties of spiders, flies and worms, complete the meagre list.
Flies, ants, mosquitoes, scorpions, centipedes and crickets abound.
The flowers contain honey, and attract flies, short-lipped bees or other small insects by the agency of which pollination is effected.
Towards the end of July sheep are all dipped to protect them from maggot flies (which are generally worst during August) with materials containing arsenic and sulphur, like that of Cooper and Bigg.
The word was introduced to English readers in a translation (1601) of Pliny's Natural History by Philemon Holland, who defined "insects" as "little vermine or smal creatures which have (as it were) a cut or division betwene their heads and bodies, as pismires, flies, grashoppers, under which are comprehended earthworms, caterpilers, &c."
Disturbed from the moor or marsh, where it has its nest, it rises swiftly into the air, conspicuous by its white back and rump, and uttering shrill cries flies round the intruder.
Divination by means of flies was known at Babylon."' There are other cases of names compounded of Baal and an element equivalent to a descriptive epithet, e.g.
The insect life comprises many brilliantly-coloured beetles, butterflies (about eight hundred species of which are known), moths, locusts, spiders and flies, and also noxious spiders, with scorpions and centipedes.
The tract in which Andkhui stands is fertile, but proverbially unhealthy; the Persians account it "a hell upon earth" by reason of its scorching sands, brackish water, flies and scorpions.
Next day the young phoenix is already feathered; on the third day his pinions are full grown, he salutes the priest and flies away.
Hutton describes his specimens as sucking the juices of flies, which they had stuck down with their slime, and they have been observed in captivity to devour the entrails which have been removed from their fellows, and to eat raw sheep's liver.
Female adult bot flies resemble bees and are often a considerable annoyance to the horse when laying eggs.
They are ideal when the fish are very shy and are also great for dry flies and suspender buzzer fishing.
She regularly flies to the USA to see clients and give talks on astrology, palmistry, tarot and how to develop clairvoyance.
Deer flies love to get in your hair or on your back where you ca n't dislodge them.
Sure you can make mistakes and watch as your once pristine car flies off the road and into the valley below.
Two fruit flies from inbred strains, which are in effect clones, can be physically different.
The chief characteristic of the Diptera is expressed in the name of the Order, since, with the exception of certain aberrant and apterous forms, flies possess but a single pair of membranous wings, which are attached to the meso-thorax.
Some of these glands may be modified for special purposes - as silk-producing glands in caterpillars or as poisonglands in blood-sucking flies and bugs.
Bees carry the spores of Scierotinia as they do the pollen of the bilberries, and flies convey the conidia of ergot from grain to grain.
Beetles and larvae are frequently carnivorous in habit, hunting for small insects under stones, or pursuing the soft-skinned grubs of beetles and flies that bore in woody stems or succulent roots.
The relation of the Diptera (two-winged flies, or flies proper) to the other Orders is dealt with underHexapoda.
Flies, lice, gadflies and mosquitoes are the worst of the insect plagues.
As a rule flies are of small or moderate size, and many, such as certain blood-sucking midges of the genus Ceratopogon, are even minute; as extremes of size may be mentioned a common British midge, Ceratopogon varius, the female of which measures only 14 millimetre, and the gigantic Mydaidae of Central and South America as well as certain Australian robber-flies, which have a body 1-11n.
Flies seem capable of adapting themselves to extremes of cold equally as well as to those of heat, and species belonging to the order are almost invariably included in the collections brought back by members of Arctic expeditions.
That Diptera of the type of the common house-fly are often in large measure responsible for the spread of such diseases as cholera and enteric fever is undeniable, and as regards blood-sucking forms, in addition to those to which reference has already been made, it is sufficient to mention the vast army of pests constituted by the midges, sand-flies, horseflies, &c., from the attacks of which domestic animals suffer equally with man, in addition to being frequently infested with the larvae of the bot and warble flies (Gastrophilus, Oestrus and Hypoderma).
The best-known dipterous pests are the Hessian fly (Cecidosnyia destructor), the pear midge (Diplosis pyrivora), the fruit flies (Tephritis Tyroni of Queensland and Halterophora capitata or the Mediterranean fruit fly), the onion fly (Phorbia cepetorum), and numerous corn pests, such as the gout fly (Chloropstaeniopus) and the frit fly (Oscinis frit).
In many bloodsucking flies, for example, the galea is absent, while the lacinia becomes a strong knife-like piercer and the palp is well developed.
His classification was founded mainly on the nature of the wings, and five of his orders - the Hymenoptera (bees, ants, wasps, &c.), Coleoptera (beetles), Diptera (two-winged flies), Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies), and Hemiptera (bugs, cicads, &c.) - are recognized to-day with nearly the same limits as he laid down.
Animals suffer from the ravages of bot flies (Oestridae) and gad flies (Tabanidae); while the tsetse disease is due to the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans), carrying the protozoa that cause the disease from one horse to another.
Hundreds of acres of wheat are lost annually in America by the ravages of the Hessian fly; the fruit flies of Australia and South Africa cause much loss to orange and citron growers, often making it necessary to cover the trees in muslin tents for protection.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
In life, however, its appearance must be wholly unlike, for it rarely flies, hops actively on the ground or among bushes, with its tail erect or turned towards its head, and continually utters various and strange notes, - some, says Darwin, are "like the cooing of doves, others like the bubbling of water, and many defy all similes."
These later stages, comprising the greater part of the larval history, are adapted for an inquiline or a parasitic life, where shelter is assured and food abundant, while the short-lived, active condition enables the newly-hatched insect to make its way to the spot favourable for its future development, clinging, for example, in the case of an oil-beetle's larva, to the hairs of a bee as she flies towards her nest.
He obtains a magic glass cage, yoked with eight griffins, flies through the clouds, and, thanks to enchanters who know the language of birds, gets information as to their manners and customs, and ultimately receives their submission.