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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

House Fly

Afrikaans name:

House Fly

Photo © Steven Herbert

Musca domestica

The House Fly is well-known and widespread. It seems that where-ever humans live so do House Flies.

These flies have a wingspan of up to 14 mm.

The House Fly breeds in rotting vegetation, rubbish and manure.

These flies transmit a scary number of diseases including cholera, leprosy and typhoid.

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References and further reading

Pocket Guide - Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 102

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