Muscia domestica


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This presentation deals with the biological significance of the house fly.


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Muscia Domestica L. : 

Muscia Domestica L. Dr. Deryck D. Pattron, Ph.D.

House Fly : 

House Fly Musca domestica L. Class - Insecta Order - Diptera Suborder - Cyclorrhapha Family - Muscidae

Musca domestica Linneaus : 

Musca domestica Linneaus Commonly known as house fly Pest Found everywhere, except Antarctica Responsible for possible epidemics and enteric disease Closely associated with human habitation and livestock

Life cycle of house fly (11-21 days) : 

Life cycle of house fly (11-21 days) Eggs Larva x3 Pupa Adult

House fly eggs : 

House fly eggs 1.2mm long Each egg-laying cycle produces 120-150 eggs per cycle with multiple generations per year Eggs layed in damp organic debris Aerobic microbial fermentation of organic debris causes the eggs to hatch in 8-40 hours

House fly larvae : 

House fly larvae Larvae undergoes 3 instars: with the emergence of the mature yellowish-white larvae at the end of the third instar 8-15 mm

House fly pupae : 

House fly pupae 8 mm 3-10 days

Feeding Behaviour : 

Feeding Behaviour

Control of house fly : 

Control of house fly Biological Physical Chemical

Biological Control : 

Biological Control

Physical Control : 

Physical Control

Chemical Control : 

Chemical Control Carbamates: Acetylcholinesterase Organophosphates: Acetylcholinesterase Pyrethroids: Sodium channel Neonicotinoids: Acetylcholine receptor Spinosyns: Acetylcholine receptor Pyriproxyfen: JH mimics Benzoylureas: Chitin biosynthesis Cyromazine: Moulting disruption

References : 

References John B. Campbell, J.B. Biology, Ecology and Control of Stable Flies and House Flies, University of Nebraska

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