- belonging or pertaining to the Muscidae, the family of dipterous insects that includes the common housefly.
- any muscid fly.
Origin of muscid
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In many flies (Muscid) a vertical frontal cavity receives the antenn, which point downwards during repose.
In many of the Muscid they form nearly a semicircle, or rather, perhaps, the quadrant of a sphere.
Distiproboscis: the outer third of the proboscis in Muscid flies, bearing the labella.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The largest of the Muscid found in Europe is Echinomyria grossa, which measures about three-quarters of an inch in length.
The larv described in Farres case, not being setose, must be referred to one or other of the Muscid proper.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- any fly of the dipterous family Muscidae, including the housefly and tsetse fly
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Muscidae
C19: via New Latin from Latin musca fly
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