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Related to Musca domestica: Stomoxys calcitrans
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.
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.
transmits Stephanofilaria spp.
is able to draw blood.
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
a complex of bush flies.
the Australian bush fly, an intermediate host for Habronema spp.