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Musca

(mŭs'kă),
A genus of flies (family Muscidae, order Diptera) that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica, a species universally associated with humans, particularly under unsanitary conditions; it breeds in filth and organic waste, and is involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]

housefly

(hous′flī′)
n.
A common, widely distributed fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human dwellings, breeds in moist or decaying organic matter, and transmits a wide variety of diseases.

housefly

Musca domestica, a fly belonging to the order Diptera. It may be a mechanical carrier of pathogenic microorganisms.
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INSECT-O-CUTOR, the leading British Manufacturer of Flykillers, have developed a new green "Synergetic" Attraction Lamp and Independent tests on electricity killers carried out by a Cambridge University entomologist have also proven that Synergetic ultra-violet Ultra Violet green light insect attractant lamps are a more powerful lure than conventional Ultra Violet University of Cambridge Department of Medical Entomology, and David Hutcheson of Insect-o-cutor (Peter Cox Group), summarizes the tests which were carried out during March and April 1994 in controlled conditions at the Insect-o-cutor Entomological Laboratory, Stockport, using Cambridge-bred house-flies (Musca domestica).