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Musca autumnalis (face fly)

Synonyms: Musca campestris; Musca continua; Musca coruina; Musca corvina; Musca floralis; Musca grisella; Musca ludifacies; Musca ludifica; Musca ovipara; Musca prashadii; Musca prostrata; Musca rau; Musca restitituo; Musca restituo; Musca riparia; Musca rustica; Musca tau

Wikipedia Abstract

Musca autumnalis, the face fly or autumn house-fly, is a pest of cattle and horses
View Wikipedia Record: Musca autumnalis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Birklands and Bilhaugh 672 England, United Kingdom  
Blean Complex 1286 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Rhos Goch 167 Wales, United Kingdom  
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Heracleum granatense (eltrot)[1]
Keysseria helenae (Coltsfoot)[1]
Mentha arvensis (field mint)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)[1]
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)[1]
Vernonanthura cuneifolia (Mugwort)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)3
Apis mellifera (honey bee)4
Aporophyla lutulenta (Deep Brown Dart)2
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)5
Calliphora vicina (Blue bottlefly)2
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)2
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue Butterfly)2
Cerapteryx graminis (antler moth)2
Chrysotoxum cautum2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)2
Coleophora trochilella2
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)2
Cynomya mortuorum (Bluebottle Blow Fly )2
Dasysyrphus tricinctus2
Dichrorampha petiverella2
Dichrorampha simpliciana2
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)4
Egle ciliata2
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)2
Empis livida2
Epinotia cruciana2
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)3
Eristalis arbustorum3
Eristalis pertinax2
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)5
Eudasyphora cyanicolor2
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)2
Eupeodes latifasciatus3
Eupeodes luniger3
Eupithecia absinthiata (Wormwood Pug)2
Eupithecia centaureata (Lime-speck Pug)2
Eupithecia icterata (Tawny Speckled Pug Moth)2
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)2
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)2
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)2
Graphomya maculata3
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)3
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)2
Longitarsus succineus2
Lucilia sericata (Green blowfly)2
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)2
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)3
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)2
Melanostoma mellinum2
Meliscaeva cinctella3
Mesembrina meridiana (Mid-day Fly)2
Myrmica rubra (Red Ant)2
Neoascia podagrica4
Neomyia cornicina6
Neomyia viridescens2
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)2
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)2
Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)2
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)3
Paradelia intersecta2
Parasyrphus punctulatus2
Platycheirus clypeatus3
Pollenia rudis (cluster fly)3
Protocalliphora azurea2
Protophormia terraenovae (northern blowfly)2
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)2
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)2
Scaeva pyrastri2
Scathophaga stercoraria (Common Yellow Dung Fly)4
Schrankia taenialis (White-line Snout)2
Sciara hemerobioides2
Scrobipalpa acuminatella2
Sepsis flavimana2
Sepsis fulgens2
Sepsis punctum2
Sericomyia silentis2
Siphona cristata2
Sphaerophoria scripta2
Stenurella melanura2
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)2
Trypeta zoe2
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)2
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)2
Yponomeuta padella (Common Hawthorn Ermel Moth)2

Predators

Aculepeira ceropegia (oak spider)[1]
Alopecosa pulverulenta[1]
Araniella cucurbitina (Green Orb Weaver)[1]
Asilus crabroniformis[2]
Cercidia prominens[1]
Cryphoeca silvicola[1]
Cyclosa oculata[1]
Cyrtopogon ruficornis[2]
Dasypogon diadema[2]
Dictyna arundinacea[1]
Dictyna latens[1]
Evarcha falcata[1]
Figites anthomyiarum <Unverified Name>[1]
Frontinellina frutetorum[1]
Heliophanus flavipes[1]
Himacerus apterus (Tree Damsel Bug)[1]
Hypsosinga pygmaea[1]
Larinioides patagiatus[1]
Lasiopogon cinctus[2]
Linyphia hortensis[1]
Linyphia triangularis (European hammock spider)[1]
Machimus arthriticus <Unverified Name>[1]
Mangora acalypha[1]
Metellina mengei[1]
Metellina segmentata (Common Orb Weaver)[1]
Mitopus morio <Unverified Name>[1]
Nemastoma bimaculatum <Unverified Name>[1]
Neriene clathrata[1]
Neriene emphana[1]
Nigma walckenaeri[1]
Oligolophus tridens <Unverified Name>[1]
Pardosa hortensis[1]
Pardosa lugubris[1]
Pardosa nigriceps[1]
Pardosa palustris[1]
Pardosa pullata[1]
Phalangium opilio <Unverified Name>[1]
Philodromus aureolus[1]
Philodromus cespitum[1]
Philodromus dispar (House Crab Spider)[1]
Pipistrellus pipistrellus (common pipistrelle)[1]
Pityohyphantes phrygianus[1]
Platybunus pinetorum <Unverified Name>[1]
Salticus cingulatus[1]
Salticus scenicus[1]
Salticus zebraneus[1]
Sitticus floricola[1]
Steatoda bipunctuata <Unverified Name>[1]
Talavera petrensis[1]
Tapinopa longidens[1]
Thanatus striatus[1]
Theridion varians[1]
Titanoeca quadriguttata[1]
Tolmerus atricapillus <Unverified Name>[1]
Tolmerus cingulatus <Unverified Name>[1]
Trochosa ruricola (Rustic wolf spider)[1]
Xysticus ulmi[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Heterotylenchus autumnalis <Unverified Name>[3]
Parafilaria bovicola <Unverified Name>[3]
Stephanofilaria zaheeri <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia californiensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia gulosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia rhodesi <Unverified Name>[3]
Thelazia skrjabini <Unverified Name>[3]
Pollinator of 
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Keysseria helenae (Coltsfoot)[1]
Mentha arvensis (field mint)[1]
Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)[1]
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)[1]
Vernonanthura cuneifolia (Mugwort)[1]

Distribution

Colorado and North Dakota to N.S., s. to Kansas, Tennessee,andGa.;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Systema Dipterorum working record, 2010, Systema Dipterorum in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg) 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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