Taxon profile


House Fly
Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Diptera - true flies, mosquitoes and gnats »  family Muscidae - house flies »  genus Musca

Other names

= Housefly



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Herpetomonas muscarum (Leidy ) Kent, 1881

Similar species

Musca autumnalis De Geer, 1776 - Face Fly

Related glossary terms

cosmopolitan distribution

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Musca domestica calleva Walker, 1849
subspecies Musca domestica domestica Linnaeus, 1758

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Musca domestica]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Musca_domestica]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [139171]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Jedlička L., Kúdela M., Stloukalová V.: Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia [] [as Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 21 June 2016

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