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house·fly

 (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

(ˈhaʊsˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) a common dipterous fly, Musca domestica, that frequents human habitations, spreads disease, and lays its eggs in carrion, decaying vegetables, etc: family Muscidae

house′fly`

or house′ fly`,



n., pl. -flies.
a medium-sized, gray-striped fly, Musca domestica, common around human habitations in nearly all parts of the world.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housefly - common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseaseshousefly - common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
genus Musca, Musca - type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies
Translations

housefly

[ˈhaʊsflaɪ] N (houseflies (pl)) → mosca f

housefly

[ˈhaʊsˌflaɪ] n (-flies (pl)) → mosca (comune)

housefly

n (pl -flies) mosca doméstica
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Then Sergey Ivanovitch induced him to tell them about the very interesting observations he had made on the habits and characteristics of common houseflies, and their life.
Penn State University researchers analysed the microbiome, or bacterial makeup, of 116 different houseflies and blowflies found across three continents.
It researchers analyzed the microbiome, or bacterial makeup, of 116 different houseflies and blowflies found across three continents.
In a study of the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents, researchers found, in some cases, these flies carried hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which are harmful to humans.
It aids in compliance with these obligations by providing technical advice for developing a comprehensive program for systematic monitoring of disease vectors like mosquitoes, rodents, fleas, sandflies, houseflies, and cockroaches, and integrated vector control at points of entry, including standardizing the procedures at points of entry and ensuring a sufficient monitoring and response capacity, which includes infrastructure for surveillance and control of vectors at points of entry and their perimeter.
What are the legless larvae of houseflies and blowflies called?
grasshopper nymphs and adults, Acrida conica (Fabricius, 1781) (Orthoptera: Acrididae); houseflies, Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae); lycosid spiders, Pardosa sumatrana (Thorell, 1890) (Araneae: Lycosidae); moths, Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth, 1803) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); and house crickets, Acheta domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) were collected from scorpion habitats.
Family Muscidae known as houseflies because of Musca domestica, the most famous Muscuids.
Houseflies reproduce rapidly; the current school of thought is that one pair of houseflies would have over 500,000 descendants over a six-year period, though not all would survive.
Common attractants for houseflies are wet areas, compacted or rotting hay (especially if wet), manure and household garbage.
Houseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and more environmentally friendly alternatives to chicken, beef or pork, research carried out for the European Commission finds.
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