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Musca

 [mus´kah]
a genus of flies, including the common housefly, M. domes´tica.

musca

 [mus´kah] (L.)
mus´cae volitan´tes specks seen as floating before the eyes.

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]

Musca

/Mus·ca/ (mus´kah) [L.] a genus of flies, including the common housefly, M. domes´tica, which may serve as a vector of various pathogens; its larvae may cause myiasis.

musca

/mus·ca/ (mus´kah) pl. mus´cae   a fly.
mus´cae volitan´tes  specks seen as floating before the eyes.

Mus·ca

(mŭs'kă)
A genus of flies that includes the common housefly, Musca domestica; it breeds in filth and organic waste; involved in the mechanical transfer of numerous pathogens.
[L. fly]

Musca

a genus of flies in the family Muscidae, including the common house fly, M. domestica, bush flies (M. sorbens, M. fergusoni, M. terraereginae, M. hilli) and face fly (M. autumnalis). M. larvipara, M. convexifrons and M. amica all act as intermediate hosts for Thelazia spp.

Musca amica, Musca convexifrans, Musca larvipora
are intermediate hosts for Thelazia spp. worms.
Musca autumnalis
congregates on the face of cattle and may spread infectious keratoconjunctivitis. Called also face fly.
Musca bezzi, Musca fasciata, Musca lusoria, Musca pattoni, Musca vetustissima, Musca vitripennis
flies that follow the blood-sucking fly species and clean up the spilt blood.
Musca conducens
transmits Stephanofilaria spp.
Musca crassirostris
is able to draw blood.
Musca domestica
a mechanical carrier of a good many bacterial, viral and protozoan diseases and an intermediate host for the helminths Habronema and Raillietina spp. Called also house fly.
Musca fergusoni, Musca hilli, Musca terraeregina
bush flies.
Musca sorbens
a complex of bush flies.
Musca vetustissima
the Australian bush fly, an intermediate host for Habronema spp.
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The proportion of the 3 primary fly species, Musca domestica, Chrysomya megacephala, and Lucilia cuprina (with total number of flies from each category in parentheses), attracted and killed by the untreated and treated Terminator(r) Pro traps during field Trials 1 and 2 (data not log-transformed).
Musca, who left his job as chief of staff last month when Nicolas Sarkozy resigned, was expected to become head of French financial house, Caisse des Depots et Consignations, or of the European Stability Mechanism, the EUR500bn (USD621bn) bailout fund set up by European institutions, and scheduled to be operative in July.
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They were arrested when the Musca investigation - involving agents from HM Customs, the DWP, the North East Immigration Crime Team, and Newcastle City Council - ended in a spate of home raids last October.
To the north-east is Musca the Fly, the only constellation named after an insect, dangerously close to the starry chameleon--fortunately facing the opposite direction, towards the constellation Mensa.
It is not the erstwhile naive hero Fabrice del Dongo, who captures me, but instead it is Count Musca, caught in the service of a dangerous prince, who fascinates.
Theirs is certainly a maladaptive behavior when one is trying to maximize reinforcement, but it happens to be the best possible strategy when one is trying to maximize accuracy in the detection of contingencies (see Matute, Vadillo, Blanco, & Musca, 2007, for further theoretical elaboration and computer simulations on this point).
These are the voyages of the Musca domestica (common housefly to you and me).
This preoccupation with the Musca domestica resulted in a flurry of literature warning the public of its dangers and contests that encouraged its destruction as well as the eradication of environmental factors that engendered the fly's proliferation.
Howard Johnson has made a decent start to his Flat campaign and Musca looks potentially well treated in the Blue Square Stakes, despite having to race from out of the handicap.
Christine Hume completed her PhD at the University of Denver in 2000, her dissertation being Musca Domestica (a collection of poems with a critical preface investigating literary hybridity).