Definition of Family Muscidae
1. Noun. Two-winged flies especially the housefly.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Genus Musca, Musca
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Muscidae
Literary usage of Family Muscidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"family Muscidae The flies of the family Muscidae are mostly not bloodsucking flies. Principal among these genera which have the mouth shaped for sucking ..."
2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The family Muscidae, to which the house fly (Musca domestica Linn.) belongs, has the following characteristics: " Rather small to moderately large, ..."
3. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"... they cause vomiting or attacks resembling colic ; when taken in the pupal stage no unpleasant results are produced. Family. Muscidae. ..."
4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"... can be placed over the top and the spray should be applied as soon as the first flies are seen on the under side of the cloth. family Muscidae (The ..."