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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.