The olfactory systems of some flies help them find food due to their extreme sensitivity to the smell of rotting meat.

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"The sense of smell is vital to most insects for finding food. Flies are particularly sensitive to the chemical odour given off by rotting meat…" (Foy and Oxford Scientific Films 1982:129)

The grand design: Form and colour in animalsBLA Publishing Limited for J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, Aldine House, LondonAugust 22, 1983
Sally Foy

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House FlyMusca domesticaSpecies

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