Question

Match Column-I with Column-II for housefly classification and select the correct option using the codes given below.

List 1FamilyOrderClassPhylum
List 2DipteraArthropodaMuscidaeInsecta
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NEET

Solution

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Housefly belongs to phylum Arthropoda characterised by the segmented body, jointed appendages and a chitinous exoskeleton. It is an articulated, tracheated hexapod and has the head, thorax, and abdomen as body segments, it belongs to class Insecta and order Diptera as functional forewings for flying, small hindwings and mouth adapted for sucking. It belongs to family Muscidae due to the presence of sucking mouth appendages.

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