Definition of Family Muscidae

1. Noun. Two-winged flies especially the housefly.

Exact synonyms: Muscidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Genus Musca, Musca

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Muscidae

family Momotidae
family Moniliaceae
family Monocanthidae
family Monodontidae
family Monotropaceae
family Moraceae
family Morchellaceae
family Motacillidae
family Mucoraceae
family Mugilidae
family Mullidae
family Muraenidae
family Muridae
family Musaceae
family Muscicapidae
family Muscidae (current term)
family Musophagidae
family Mustelidae
family Mutillidae
family Myacidae
family Mycetophylidae
family Mycobacteriaceae
family Mycoplasmataceae
family Myctophidae
family Myliobatidae
family Mylodontidae
family Myricaceae
family Myristicaceae
family Myrmecophagidae
family Myrmeleontidae

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 ..."

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