Definition of common housefly
- The common housefly, in particular, annoys because it stays close to houses and domestic animal shelters, is most active during the day and loves to shelter indoors.
- —Alan Hayes, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), 29 Dec. 2001
- Recently a team of British scientists declared that the common housefly is the most talented aerodynamicist on the planet …
- —National Geographic, June 2006