The Fly is an insect that can be found throughout the year, quickly flying around rafflesia, spoiled turnips or discarded rubbish such as tires, cans, and old boots that are caught when fishing. There may be a number of flies around the object, which can be caught individually. Flies can be hard to catch as they are very small. Although they make a loud, high pitched buzzing noise they can sometimes be hard to spot, also due to their size. Flies sell for 80 bells, making them one of the least expensive insects in the Animal Crossing series on par with the Ant. The fly depicted in-game appears to be modelled on the housefly.
When caught, a red ring and pointing hand are used to show where the fly is in the player's hand, a demonstration of its small size.
Flies tend to swarm around rafflesia, a flower, due to its foul smell. This stench is, in fact, used to attract such insects as flies in order to pollinate. In City Folk, a rafflesia can be found in the insect exhibit. Once donated, a fly will buzz around it.
Donating to the MuseumEdit
In Wild WorldEdit
Blathers, being as afraid as ever of bugs, will comment, as always, on your donation: "My largest complaint about these vile bugs are their filthy little feet, wot! Leaping about on my dinner! FOULNESS! UTTER FOULNESS! Blech! The mere thought... Couldn't they at least scrub those fly toes?"
After donation, the fly can be found flying freely around the first room, but is usually found flying near the pond in the exhibit on the left of the first room.
In City FolkEdit
Again in City Folk, Blathers will say: "Hoo, you are aware that flies also serve as an important source of data for the academic world? Their simple structures make them rather ideal organisms to use in many experiments, wot? So remember, next time you see a fly, know that it's more than a bug that just flies around dumpsters!"
When the player has caught the fly, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the fly:
| ''Disinfectant with alcohol is lethal to them."|
| ''There is nothing more annoying than when these guys fly around your ear!"|
Houseflies, Musca domestica, are a common species of fly that can be found throughout the world. They have red compound eyes and are coloured grey. The housefly is thought to evolved in the Middle East 65 million years ago, and has spread with the dispearsal of man throughout the world. Flies can carry up to around 100 diseases, and they are also known to inhabit less hygenic areas. Flies live for around 15 to 25 days, and can have up to 500 offspring. They are around 6 to 9mm long. Houseflies can only survive in higher temperatures- In the winter months, they only exist at larvae or eggs. These larvae can be hatched from eggs in only a day. Flies only live in colder climates where humans are present.