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Housefly, mosca doméstica

Musca domestica

Description:

It is the most common of all domestic flies. The adults are 8–12 mm long. Like other Diptera, houseflies have only one pair of wings; the hind pair is reduced to small halteres that aid in flight stability. Characteristically, the media vein (M1+2 or fourth long vein of the wing) shows a sharp upward bend.Their thorax is gray, with four longitudinal dark lines on the back. The whole body is covered with hair-like projections. The females are slightly larger than the males, and have a much larger space between their red compound eyes. House flies feed on liquid or semiliquid substances beside solid material which has been softened by saliva or vomit. Because of their high intake of food, they deposit feces constantly, one of the factors that makes the insect a dangerous carrier of pathogens.They are capable of carrying over 100 pathogens, such as those causing typhoid, cholera, salmonellosis, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms.

Habitat:

Spotted at home.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Jill

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Lovely shot

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Lat: 42.58, Long: -7.64

Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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