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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.
He regretted that Karachi is now being quoted in international media for its swarms of houseflies and mosquitoes.
In a statement issued here, the PTI leader was of the view that houseflies and mosquitoes were increased considerably owing to stagnant rain water.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's biggest city, revenue and cultural hub of the city have been facing the worst circumstances of cleanliness and sanitary conditions as heaps of dirt everywhere have made the life of Karachiite hell while these conditions have also been breeding ground of mosquitoes and houseflies. The negligence of local, provincial and federal governments has made Karachi dumping ground of garbage while one can see tall claims of local, provincial and federal governments here instead of practical work.
In field sampling areas, the synthetic pyrethroids have been widely used for at least ten years against mosquitoes and houseflies. The collected houseflies were transported in fine muslin cages (22 x 22 x 22 cm) including cube sugar and wetted cotton pads to the Vector Control an Ecology Laboratory, Akdeniz University, Antalya within 24 h.
These worms are maggots or larvae of common houseflies which deposit their eggs when they perch on thetomatoes.
That's strange as houseflies only have a life cycle of approximately a month.
Adult houseflies were captured and introduced into an isolated unit with temperature, light and humidity control, to generate a favorable environment for their reproduction.
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He was asked to comment on the prevalence of houseflies in several areas, including the beaches in Port Dickson.
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.