Musca domestica

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Musca domestica

The common house fly. It may mechanically transmit the causative agents of typhoid fever, bacillary and amebic dysentery, cholera, trachoma, and many other diseases to humans.
See also: 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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First report of the house fly larvae, Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) associated with the monkey carcass in Malaysia.
Musca domestica y Blattidae como vectores mecanicos de enteroparasitos en Pueblos Jovenes del Distrito de Monsefu - Dpto.
Musca domestica was the only species showing preference to the liver and sunny microhabitat, while the remaining liver-associated species (M stabulans, Phaonia trispila (Bigot, 1885), and Ophyra spp.
For obtaining an initial wild house flies culture, a usual larval media for Musca domestica, was prepared
Detection of Escherichia coli O157: H7 from Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) at a cattle farm in Japan.
Review of the global status and recent development of insecticide resistance in field populations of the housefly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae).
Musca domestica (Linnaeus 1758) (Diptera, Muscidae) has a cosmopolitan distribution and high synanthropic indices (Smith 1986; Ferreira & Lacerda 1993), being also of considerable medical and veterinary importance (Harwood & James 1979; Smith 1986; Levine & Levine 1991).
Some flies like Musca domestica, Musca sorbens, Fanniia canicularis do not breed but feed on the carrion The same observation was recorded by Dear [18] and De Souza and Linhares [19].
Treated larvae when succeeded to reach the adult stage, the effects of the mentioned insecticides were noted on fecundity of adults of Musca domestica.
As principais especies de Muscidae que ocorrem em agroecossistemas rurais com producao de animais sao: Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758, Stomoxys calcitrans (Linnaeus, 1758) e Haematobia irritans (Linnaeus, 1758) (MARCHIORI et al.