bushfly

bushfly

(ˈbʊʃˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any of various small black dipterous flies of Australia, esp Musca vetustissima, that breed in faeces and dung: family Calliphoridae
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Effects of ivermectin residues in sheep dung on the development and survival of the bushfly, Musca vetustissima Walker and a scarabaeine dung beetle, Euoniticellus fulvus Goeze.
Within days, Waterhouse's new bushfly repellent was making headlines and it prompted a phone call from the Mortein insecticide company, requesting the formula.
Previous research in Europe had discounted insects as being RCD carriers, but European researchers hadn't encountered the Australian bushfly, which is now thought to have been the vehicle on which the virus hitched a ride to the mainland in October 1995.