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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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As with the housefly, the stable fly has its own preference for attractants.
Twenty 2nd newly housefly larvae were putted on the surface of container and follow up daily.
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It receives the common name of housefly by virtue of being the most common fly found in and around houses (1).
To get an idea of the immune system component of the interaction between bacteria and houseflies, housefly lysozyme expression was examined by RT-PCR throughout the life-cycle of the organism from undeveloped egg in utero to old-age adult.
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Mr Parsons-Baker, from Moseley, was hoisted onto the plinth and drew laughter and applause from passers-by with his brown costume, made of foam with a leather covering, which has a large housefly attached to it.
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Flies live in close association with humans, the most important include the housefly family, with the genera Musca, Fannia and Muscina; the biting flies, Stomoxvs (Family Muscidae); the blowflies, Chrysomya, Calliphora and Lucilia; and the flesh-flies, Sarcophaga (7).
Raimi directs with brio and an impish grin, including a scene with a housefly settling on the camera lens, forcing a close-up of the insect casually cleaning its proboscis.