Muscidae (medical/veterinary)

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A species of Muscidae
Author: Bettinelli Roland
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Muscidae (medical/veterinary)

The Muscidae are the family of true flies with about 4000 species. It includes various important hygenic and medical pests in houses, stables, etc. They are often passive carriers of diseases. Several species are blood feeding. The larvae breed in decaying organic matter, usually of plant origin. The family is characterized by the structure of the antennae and the wing venation.

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The following genera are currently entered under Muscidae (medical/veterinary):