[40] Housefly larvae have been used in traditional cures since the Ming period in China (1386 AD) for a range of medical conditions and have been considered as a useful source of chitosan, with antioxidant properties, and possibly other proteins and polysaccharides of medical value. 1: The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (639). Musca domestica is the most common flies all over the world. Surface ultrastrucure of larva and puparia of blow fly Hypopygiopsis tumrasvini Kurahashi (Diptera: Calliphoridae). In temperate regions, 12 generations may occur per year, and in the tropics and subtropics, more than 20. Characteristically, the medial vein (M1+2 or fourth long vein) shows a sharp upward bend. Myiasis is infection with the larval stage (maggots) of various flies. USA.gov. 10). Sep-Dec 1953. Insect Morphology All arthropods possess : Exoskeleton - a hard protective covering around the outside of the body (divided by sutures into plates ... Order Diptera: House fly, Musca domestica, L. Clunie, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Order Diptera: Green bottle fly (blow fly), Phaenicia sericata, Joseph Berger, www.insectimages.org ), Each female housefly can lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime, in several batches of about 75 to 150. [62] Augmentative biological control by releasing parasitoids can be used, but houseflies breed so fast that the natural enemies are unable to keep up. There is also a female-determining allele of transformer that is not sensitive to the negative regulation of Mdmd. The American entomologist Vincent Dethier, in his humorous To Know A Fly (1962), pointed out that as a laboratory animal, houseflies did not trouble anyone sensitive to animal cruelty. Within a day, larvae (maggots) hatch from the eggs; they live and feed where they were laid. [8] They can be opportunistic blood feeders. This is a sponge-like structure that is characterized by many grooves, called pseudotracheae, which suck up fluids by capillary action. [74] In the traditional Navajo religion, Big Fly is an important spirit being. [4][14], A variety of species around the world appear similar to the housefly, such as the lesser house fly, Fannia canicularis; the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans;[14] and other members of the genus Musca such as M. vetustissima, the Australian bush fly and several closely related taxa that include M. primitiva, M. shanghaiensis, M. violacea, and M. The housefly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae), is a well-known pest of livestock and human health importance. This is because a male-determining gene (Mdmd) can be found on most or all housefly chromosomes. Musca domestica cecropin (Mdc), a novel antimicrobial peptide from the larvae of Housefly (Musca domestica), has potently active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria standard strain. [68] Mdmd causes male development by negatively regulating transformer. The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. Females produce a pheromone, (Z)-9-tricosene (muscalure). The adult housefly lives from two weeks to one month in the wild, or longer in benign laboratory conditions. [10] Houseflies are often seen cleaning their legs by rubbing them together, enabling the chemoreceptors to taste afresh whatever they walk on next. [14] Larval development takes from two weeks, under optimal conditions, to 30 days or more in cooler conditions. Myiasis is infection with the larval stage (maggots) of various flies. Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera, was the bacterium of choice, and was used in China in Baoshan in 1942, and in northern Shandong in 1943. This species is always found in association with humans or the activities of humans. It is the most common fly species found in houses. 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