Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Interesting facts about Fly

  1. Each eye has 3,000 lenses. (Simmons and Young, 1999)
  2. Eye has a flicker fusion rate of 300/sec. Humans have a flicker fusion rate of only 60/sec in bright light and 24/sec in dim light. The flicker fusion rate is the frequency with which the "flicker" of an image cannot be distinguished as an individual event. Like the frame of a movie...if you slowed it down, you would see individual frames. Speed it up and you see a constantly moving image.
  3. The small parasitic fly (Ormia ochracea) can locate sounds within a range of only 2o of the midline. (Mason et al., Nature, 410:686-690, 2001)
  4. Blowflies taste with 3,000 sensory hairs on their feet.

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