Unformatted text preview: the microscope Diagram to show the structure of the food channels Section through head of housefly House flies and disease The housefly is an indiscriminate feeder. At one moment it could be feeding on decaying rubbish or even human faeces, and the next minute on food for human consumption. Consequently its proboscis (and its legs) can carry harmful bacteria, particularly intestinal bacteria, and so spread disease. It is important to keep houseflies away from our food © D.G. Mackean...
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- Fall '11
- Salivary gland, Housefly, Proboscis, liquid food