- "I caught a fly... Buzz off!" —Wild World
- "I caught a fly... Stop buzzing in my face!" —City Folk
- "I caught a fly... Quite the buzzkill for it!" —New Leaf
In other games except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf 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, and this is especially the case in Animal Crossing: New Leaf when they fly very fast and erratically. Although they make a loud, high pitched buzzing noise they can sometimes be hard to spot, also due to their 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 Museum
In Wild World
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 Folk
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!"
In New Leaf
In the bug exhibit, the fly can be found near the Rafflesia, and the description plate in the museum will say the following:
"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."
When the player has caught the fly, they can find information about it 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 colored gray. 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.