|Urist likes flies for their ability to annoy.|
|This article is about the current version of DF.|
- A tiny flying insect found around rotting meat and garbage. These bugs are widely considered to be a nuisance.
Flies are a type of hateable above ground vermin found in swarms near pools, farms with unpicked food and food stockpiles, and may cause food to rot. Since cats cannot kill flies, the best way to protect against them is to make sure food is not left outside of a container too long. Also, make sure you have enough barrels and large pots to store your food and someone ready to pick food from farms once ready. If there's no food around outside of a container, the flies will go away.
Flies have the dubious distinction of being the only vermin that can cause two separate bad thoughts: "Annoyed by flies", which affects the general populace, and "Accosted by terrible vermin", which affects individual dwarves who have a particular antipathy toward flies. All flies possess Legendary skill in climbing.
Some dwarves, curiously, like flies for their ability to annoy.
|"Fly" in other Languages
[CREATURE:FLY] [DESCRIPTION:A tiny flying insect found around rotting meat and garbage. These bugs are widely considered to be a nuisance.] [NAME:fly:flies:fly] [CASTE_NAME:fly:flies:fly] [CREATURE_TILE:250][COLOR:0:0:1] [NATURAL] [BIOME:NOT_FREEZING] [BIOME:ANY_POOL] [VERMIN_MICRO][VERMIN_ROTTER][VERMIN_GROUNDER][FREQUENCY:100][VERMIN_HATEABLE] [UBIQUITOUS] [VERMIN_NOTRAP] [POPULATION_NUMBER:2500:5000] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:100:200] [SMALL_REMAINS] [PREFSTRING:ability to annoy] [FLIER] [DIURNAL] [NO_SLEEP] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_FLYING_GAITS:2206:1692:1178:585:3400:4900] 15 kph, NO DATA [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_WALKING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CLIMBING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [STANCE_CLIMBER][NATURAL_SKILL:CLIMBING:15] [MUNDANE] [NOT_BUTCHERABLE] [NOBONES] [BODY:INSECT:2EYES:HEART:GUTS:BRAIN:MOUTH:2WINGS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_MATERIALS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_TISSUES] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:EXOSKELETON_TISSUE_LAYERS:CHITIN:FAT:MUSCLE] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_HEAD_POSITIONS] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SINEW:SINEW_TEMPLATE] [TENDONS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [LIGAMENTS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [HAS_NERVES] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:ICHOR:ICHOR_TEMPLATE] [BLOOD:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:ICHOR:LIQUID] [CREATURE_CLASS:GENERAL_POISON] [GETS_WOUND_INFECTIONS] [GETS_INFECTIONS_FROM_ROT] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:PUS:PUS_TEMPLATE] [PUS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:PUS:LIQUID] [BODY_SIZE:0:0:1] [MAXAGE:1:1] [CASTE:FEMALE] [FEMALE] [CASTE:MALE] [MALE] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:ALL:CHITIN] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:BLACK:1] [TLCM_NOUN:chitin:SINGULAR] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:EYE:EYE] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:BLACK:1] [TLCM_NOUN:eyes:PLURAL]