house fly


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Synonyms for house fly

common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases

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Retention of Campylobacter (Campylobacterales: Campylobacteraceae) in the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae).
The bacteria not only can be transported externally but also internally, most often in the gut and crop of the house fly (Sasaki et al.
They later compared it with the performance of odorant receptors from the common house fly, Drosophila.
Table 3: Blood Yield Projection and House Fly Larvae Potentials in Rivers State.
Unlike the house fly, adult black soldier flies rarely enter dwellings.
The Delhi Sands flower-loving fly should not be confused with the common house fly.
The house fly is probably the dirtiest flying bug around.
As homeowners open doors and windows to welcome fresh air this summer, they're also rolling out the red carpet for a commonly known pest-- the house fly.
Scientists involved in the PROteINSECT project use a PS1million nuclear scanner to analyse house fly maggots.
The report says a single house fly lays up to 1,000 eggs a week - wonder what a married one lays - meaning hundreds of tonnes each year to feed our Sunday roast.
Multiple traps may be required at capture sites to effectively reduce house fly populations, but research is needed to determine just how many are needed.
The common house fly lays its eggs in rotting, moist material.
The common house fly - one of many pesky flies - can transmit bacteria every time it lands according to the FDA.
Petersen & Matthews (1984) using Muscidifurax zaraptor Kogan and Legner theorized that reduced suitability of previously frozen house fly pupae as hosts (over 96 h thawed) was due to desiccation rather than putrefaction of the host.
13,37) Further, area-wide control of house fly has been associated with a concurrent reduction in human sickness due to enteric pathogens, (16,38-40) providing strong evidence that house flies can be important in the spread of these enteric diseases.