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House Fly

Musca domestica


A common, abundant insect found all too often in urban areas (and all areas). Considered a pest.




"More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax ophthalmia and infantile diarrhea, as well as parasitic worms. Pathogenic organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred on their mouthparts and other body parts, through their vomitus, feces and contaminated external body parts to human and animal food."

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on May 6, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2012

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