muscid


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muscid

(mŭs′ĭd)
n.
Any of various flies of the family Muscidae, which includes the common housefly.

mus′cid adj.
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The aim of the current paper is to record new African muscid hosts of Stylogaster with a brief discussion of this association.
In temperate environments, the knowledge of ecological aspects of saprophagous muscids is fragmentary.
A muscid fly, Atherigona orientalis Schin., a pest of cantaloupes.
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Muscid flies are of great forensic importance due to their wide distribution, ubiquitous nature, and close association with man (Byrd & Castner, 2001).
The carriage of summer mastitis pathogens by muscid flies.
We here describe and discuss kleptoparasitic behaviour in a Namibian population of the muscid Musca albina Wiedemann.