What is the taxonomy classification of a house fly?


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The taxonomy classification of a house fly, whose scientific name is musca domestica, is as follows: kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Diptera, section Schizophora, family Muscidae, genus Musca, and species Musca domestica. House flies are the most common flies, and are most often found in temperate regions.

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This classification indicates that the house fly is an invertebrate animal. It is an arthropod, which means it has an exoskeleton and jointed legs. The class Insecta means that the house fly is an animal with a head, thorax and abdomen and three pairs of jointed legs.

The fly is found all over the world but thrives where humans are found. This is because human waste is the ideal environment for depositing eggs and the development of larvae.

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