Musca domestica

This species is globally distributed and common throughout anthropized habitats, and can also be found on decomposing bodies giving it forensic significance. House flies are also a primary agent in transmitting many bacterial diseases that are transmitted by some form of fecal contamination of food or water, either directly or indirectly. Diseases such as Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi), Cholera, Shigella, and Escherichia coli.

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Common NamesHouse Fly
Preservation OptionAlcohol


Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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