Musca

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This page refers to the genus of flies; for the constellation, see Musca (constellation)

Musca
Musca domestica housefly.jpg
Musca domestica (housefly)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Genus: Musca
Type species
Musca domestica

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Coquillett D.W. (1901). "Types of anthomyid genera." (PDF/ Adobe Acrobat). Journal of the New York Entomological Society (New York: The New York Entomological Society) 9: 134–146.