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"I caught a fly... Quite the buzzkill for it!"

Scientific Name
Musca domestica
Muscidae - Flies
Time of Year
All year
Time of Day
All day
Spoiled turnips, fruit, and candy, Rafflesia
Selling Price

The FlyMusca domestica, is a common bug found on spoiled food and around Rafflesia all day, year-round. It can be sold for 80 Bells. It is the only bug other than the Ant that can be caught on spoiled food.


An information board in the bug exhibit will provide information about this bug.

"Flies are often seen rubbing their forelegs to clean them, which seems odd, because, well, they're flies. However, they need to keep their legs clean as they contain taste and tactile receptors. By doing so, they can better savor the flavor of whatever they find to eat next. The legs also contain a sticky liquid so flies can more easily land on smooth surfaces."

In real life[]


The Housefly is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and is one of the most widely distributed insects, found over all over the world.

Each female fly can lay around 500 eggs in several batches of about 75 to 150. Within a day, larvae hatch from the eggs. They feed on dead and decaying organic material, such as garbage or feces. Flies live to be anywhere from two weeks to a month old.

Flies are capable of carrying over 100 different types of diseases, such as typhoid, cholera, salmonellosis, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms.