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house fly genome
2014-10-14 04:00:03

The house fly might be a worldwide pest, but its genome will provide information that could improve our lives. From insights into pathogen immunity, to pest control and decomposing waste, the 691 Mb genome has been sequenced and analyzed by a global consortium of scientists.

Saving Endangered Birds By Giving Them Treated Cotton For Nests
2014-05-06 03:06:47

When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect baby birds. The researchers say the self-fumigation method may help endangered birds and even some mammals.

2013-10-11 23:01:40

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) and the International Community Foundation received news this week that a $600,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B.

Human-driven Change Good For Parasites But Bad For Birds In Argentine Forests
2013-07-16 14:23:56

A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Disease Ecology Laboratory of Instituto de Ciencias Veterinarias del Litoral, Argentina (ICIVET LITORAL, UNL-CONICET) shows that increases in precipitation and changes in vegetative structure in Argentine forests – factors driven by climate change and deforestation in the region – are leading to increased parasitism of young nesting birds by fly larvae (botflies) of the species Philornis torquans.

2008-10-03 18:00:05

FLY ME TO THE MOON (U, 84 mins) Family/Comedy. Featuring the voices of Trevor Gagnon, David Gore, Philip Daniel Bolden, Kelly Ripa ***** SPACE, the final frontier.These are the voyages of the Musca domestica (the common housefly to you and me).


Latest Muscidae Reference Libraries

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2005-09-07 20:47:43

The housefly (Musca domestica) is the most common fly occurring in homes and indeed one of the most widely distributed animals and the most familiar of all flies; it is a pest that can facilitate serious diseases. Physical description The adults are 5-8 mm long. Their thorax is grayish, with four dark longitudinal lines on the back. The underside of the abdomen is yellowish. The whole body is covered with hair. They have reddish compound eyes. The females are slightly larger than the...

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Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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