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This page refers to the fly subfamily; Muscinae is also an obsolete scientific name for the mosses, modern Bryophyta.
Musca domestica housefly.jpg
Housefly, Musca domestica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Superfamily: Muscoidea
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Latreille, 1802

Within the taxonomy of biology, the subfamily Muscinae includes two of the more familiar genera within the Muscidae family; Musca and Stomoxys.

The bulk of the species are in the tribe Muscini.

From the 19th century, the term "Muscinae" is also an obsolete scientific name for the mosses (modern Bryophyta), once used in the taxonomy of Ernst Haeckel (circa 1899).


The tip of the scutellum is reddish, cell R5 is somewhat narrowed distally, and all coxae black.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ D'Assis Fonseca; E. C. M. (1968). Diptera Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata: Muscidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. 10. London.: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 118pp. 
  2. ^ Gregor, F.; Rozkosny, R.; Bartak, M.; Vanhara, J. (2002). The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe. Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 107. Masaryk.: Masaryk University. pp. 280pp. 
  3. ^ De Carvalho, C. J. B.; M. S. Couri; A. C. Pont; D. Pamplona; S. M. Lopes (2005). "A Catalogue of the Muscidae (Diptera) of the Neotropical Region". Zootaxa (PDF/ Adobe Acrobat). Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 860: 282 pp. ISBN 1-877354-87-2.