Fruit Fly in Flight (image) University of Washington Caption A fruit fly, Drosophila hydei, flaps its wings 200 times a second during normal flight and even faster when taking evasive action. Credit F. Muijres and F. van Breugel, University of Washington Usage Restrictions Credit required. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.