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Housefly vs. Horsefly

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Houseflynoun

Any fly regularly found in human dwellings.

Horseflynoun

Any of several medium to large flies, of the family Tabanidae, that suck the blood of mammals (not to be confused with Stomoxys calcitrans, the stable fly, or dog fly).

Houseflynoun

The common housefly, Musca domestica, that frequents most homes and spreads some diseases.

Horseflynoun

Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanidæ, that stings horses, and sucks their blood.

Houseflynoun

common fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases.

Horseflynoun

The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).

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Houseflynoun

common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases

Horseflynoun

winged fly parasitic on horses

Housefly

The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is believed to have evolved in the Cenozoic Era, possibly in the Middle East, and has spread all over the world as a commensal of humans.

Horseflynoun

large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

Horseflynoun

a stoutly built fly, the female of which is a bloodsucker and inflicts painful bites on horses, humans, and other large mammals.

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