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Musca (fly)
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Musca domestica (housefly)
Scientific classification
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Family:
Muscidae
Subfamily:
Muscinae
Tribe:
Muscini
Genus:
Musca

Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
M. domestica
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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Synonyms
  • Byomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
  • Eumusca Townsend, 1911
  • Plaxemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

Musca is an important genus of flies. It includes Musca domestica (the common housefly), as well as Musca autumnalis (the face fly or autumn housefly). It is part of the family Muscidae.

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