Tsetse Fly

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Tsetse Fly, any one of a genus of two-winged flies found in Africa. These flies are slightly larger than houseflies and are light brown to near black in color. Unlike most other flies, tsetse flies do not lay eggs. A single egg hatches in the female's uterus and emerges as a fully developed larva. The larva becomes a pupa enclosed in a hard pupa case, and in three to four weeks an adult tsetse fly emerges.


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