Where do flies go during the winter?

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Where do flies go during the winter?
« on: 06/04/2008 12:48:03 »
There are a few around in winter time, but the majority of flies only seem to appear in summer. So where do they go in the interim, and can they hibernate?
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Where do flies go during the winter?
« Reply #1 on: 07/04/2008 08:11:34 »
At first, I thought it might be that the flies simply died in winter and that their eggs withstood the cold until warmer days appeared. As far as I know, that might be true for some species.

As for fruit flies (or at least some of them), this articles says that they have a hibernation-like state called 'diapause':


This website gives some information regarding the locations that cluster flies reside in during diapause:

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