Mechanical transmission of Turkey coronavirus by domestic houseflies
(Musca domestica Linnaeus).
Blowflies and houseflies
, both carrion fly species, are often exposed to unhygienic matter because they use feces and decaying organic matter to nurture their young, where they could pick up bacteria that could act as pathogens to humans, plants and animals.
All collected flies were found belong to Family Muscidae Latreille (houseflies
), which were dull-colored flies of small to medium size, with well developed mouth parts (fig.
are usually easy to identify based on their habits.
Insect species believed to have the greatest potential for human food or animal feed in the European Union include houseflies
, mealworms, crickets and silkworms.
played a role in the epidemiology and seasonality of Campylobacter spp.
Entomologists at Ohio State University in Columbus say a pair of houseflies
can produce five to six hatches, each with 100-plus eggs.
Pathogenic organisms are picked-up by the flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth and transferred to human food either mechanically from contaminated external body parts or after consumption by houseflies
through vomiting and defecation while feeding on food.
Itchy Ritchy, boss of a swarm of houseflies
, teaches his underlings how to make the most of filth and survive attacks from humans.
8:15 THE CONSTITUTIVE NATURE OF LYSOZYME IN HOUSEFLIES
**, Christopher Evett *, Dana Nayduch and Ashika Patel *, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460.
How are houseflies
able to walk upside-down on ceilings?