Which flies are the non-blood sucking muscoids?
Housefly (Musca domestica)
Face fly (Musca autumnalis)
Which flies make up the blood sucking muscoids?
Stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)
Horn fly (Haematobia irritans)
Tse-Tse fly (Glossina spp.)
- Where are eggs laid and larva development take place?
- Where do the larva pupate?
- Moist or semi-liquid medium (any moist decaying organic matter)
- Pupate in dryer medium
What type of feeders are Musca domestica?
The fly moistens semi-solid substances with a "vomit-drop"
What is Musca domestica a biological vector for?
Which two flies require undisturbed cow manure for their larval development?
Musca autumnalis (face fly)
Haematobia irritans (horn fly)
What does the face fly feed on?
Lacrimal, nasal, and salivary secretions
Is Musca autumnalis a strong or weak flyer?
What type of conditions does Musca autumnalis prefer?
Usually do not follow cattle into barns or heavy shade