- the Fly, a small southern constellation between Crux and Chamaeleon.
Origin of Musca
Examples from the Web for musca
Historical Examples of musca
At the banquet of Julia's beauty, no guest, be sure, is considered a musca.'The Last Days of Pompeii
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
In some genera (Musca) there is but one, which resembles a sharp lancet.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)
But I must make an exception in favour of the Musca Domestica, the common house-fly.Savage Island
Basil C. Thomson
The experiments with Musca domestica were the most detailed.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
Its very name, too (Musca domestica), seemed a mockery, dwelling as it did in that vast solitude.
- a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon
Word Origin for Musca
- A genus of flies of the family Muscidae that includes M. domestica, the common housefly, a species involved in the transfer of numerous pathogens.