Anatomy of a Fly
Flies have thee parts to their body, head, thorax and abdomen, they have two wings and six legs. Within the head they have a compound eye that is made up of different lenses and makes up most of their head. The various lenses provide the Fly with accurate three dimensional sight. Their mouths are typically small and specialized for feeding. The Fly can suck fluids up by capillary action. The Fly has six legs; each leg is equipped with a tarsus and a pair of claws. Beneath each claw the Fly has a glandular pad that is adhesive and fleshy, this is called the Pulvillus. The Pulvillus assists the Fly with walking across walls and ceilings (Kozhukhov).