The housefly is a creature that all too many of us are familiar with – but have you ever given any thought to their lifecycle? Well, we have all you need to know!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a black pen to add a series of tall, thin shapes, joined together in a clump, to the right of your page.
Add another long, curved shape to the bottom of this.
Divide this into smaller sections with small oval shapes…
And then repeat this with another, larger shape, this time slightly angled, to the left.
Follow this with another, slightly larger shape to the left of this…
Add another oval shape to the top of this, and add curved lines all up the length of this, with two small marks at the top.
Add a small oval shape to the top, and add curved lines to the sides, with a small, curved triangle shape in the center.
Add a smaller curved shape to the bottom of this, and then a larger “u” shape.
Add two vertical, curved lines down the length of this.
Add two curved, triangle-shaped wings below this, with on either side.
Create the body of the fly with a curved shape, and add curved lines up the length of this.
Now, add slightly angled lines to the top, bringing this up to the top of the page. Add another set of legs to the sides and two more to the bottom.
Use a red pen to create curved arrows, joining each stage.
Use a yellow pen to shade stages two, three, four, and five.
Use a brown pen for the creature in stage six, and the eyes of the adult fly.
Use a black pen for the main body of the fly…
Use a black fineliner to add fine lines to the wings.
Now, use a black pen to add labels from the top to the bottom: “ADULT HOUSEFLY”, “EGGS”, “1ST LARVAL STAGE”, “2ND LARVAL STAGE”, “3RD LARVAL STAGE”, and “PUPA”. Then, add a title to the page: “LIFE CYCLE OF A HOUSEFLY”.
And there we have it – all that you need to know about the lifecycle of a housefly – they are far more interesting than you may have anticipated!