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Which flies are the non-blood sucking muscoids?

Housefly (Musca domestica)

Face fly (Musca autumnalis)

2

Which flies make up the blood sucking muscoids?

Stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)

Horn fly (Haematobia irritans)

Tse-Tse fly (Glossina spp.)

3

Musca domestica:

  1. Where are eggs laid and larva development take place?
  2. Where do the larva pupate?

  1. Moist or semi-liquid medium (any moist decaying organic matter)
  2. Pupate in dryer medium

4

What type of feeders are Musca domestica?

Liquid feeders

The fly moistens semi-solid substances with a "vomit-drop"

5

What is Musca domestica a biological vector for?

Draschia megastome

Habronema muscae

6

Which two flies require undisturbed cow manure for their larval development?

Musca autumnalis (face fly)

Haematobia irritans (horn fly)

7

What does the face fly feed on?

Lacrimal, nasal, and salivary secretions

8

Is Musca autumnalis a strong or weak flyer?

Strong

9

What type of conditions does Musca autumnalis prefer?

Bright sunshine

Usually do not follow cattle into barns or heavy shade

10

  1. For what is Musca autumnalis a vector for?
  2. Is this biological or mechanical?

  1. Biological vector : Thelazia spp.
  2. Mechanical vector : Moraxella bovis

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