Musca (genus)

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This page refers to the genus of flies; for the Musca constellation, see Musca.
Musca domestica housefly.jpg
Musca domestica (housefly)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Tribe: Muscini
Genus: Musca
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
M. domestica
Linnaeus, 1758[1]

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Musca is a genus of flies. It includes Musca domestica (the common housefly), as well as Musca autumnalis (the face fly or autumn housefly). It is part of the family Muscidae.



  1. ^ Coquillett, D.W. (1901). "Types of anthomyid genera.". Journal of the New York Entomological Society (PDF/ Adobe Acrobat). New York: The New York Entomological Society. 9: 134–146. 
  2. ^ Systema Dipterorum (83 species)