How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Housefly

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!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black pen to add a series of tall, thin shapes, joined together in a clump, to the right of your page.


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Add another long, curved shape to the bottom of this.


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Divide this into smaller sections with small oval shapes…


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And then repeat this with another, larger shape, this time slightly angled, to the left.


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Follow this with another, slightly larger shape to the left of this…


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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.


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Add a small oval shape to the top, and add curved lines to the sides, with a small, curved triangle shape in the center.


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Add a smaller curved shape to the bottom of this, and then a larger “u” shape.


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Add two vertical, curved lines down the length of this.


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Add two curved, triangle-shaped wings below this, with on either side.


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Create the body of the fly with a curved shape, and add curved lines up the length of this.


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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.


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Use a red pen to create curved arrows, joining each stage.


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Use a yellow pen to shade stages two, three, four, and five.


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Use an orange pen for the creature in stage six, and the eyes of the adult fly.


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Use a black pen for the main body of the fly…


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Use a black fineliner to add fine lines to the wings.


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Now, use a black pen to add labels from the top to the bottom: “ADULT HOUSEFLY”, “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!

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