Stomoxys calcitrans


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Sto·mox·ys cal·ci·trans

(stō-mok'sis kal'si-tranz),
The stable fly, a species of biting fly, resembling in size and general appearance the common housefly, which is an annoying pest of humans and domestic animals worldwide and is implicated in the mechanical transmission of diseases.
[Mod. L., fr. C. stoma, mouth, + oxys, sharp; L. pres. p. of calcitro, to kick, fr. calx, the heel]

Stomoxys calcitrans

the ubiquitous stable fly, about house fly size, and a pest wherever horses are. It is a blood-sucker and transmits a number of trypanosomes including Trypanosoma evansi (Surra), T. equinum (Mal de Caderas), T. brucei and T. vivax (Nagana of cattle) and is an intermediate host for Habronema majus. It is probably also involved in the transmission of Dermatophilus congolensis (mycotic dermatitis).
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Isolation of Enterobacter sakazakii from midgut of Stomoxys calcitrans.
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sakazakii from the gut of larvae of the bloodsucking insect Stomoxys calcitrans.
We have identified the larval gut of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, as an environmental reservoir for E.