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]
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Relative efficiency of biological transmission of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) by Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae) compared with mechanical transmission by Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae).
Development of a protocol testing the ability of Stomoxys calcitrans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae) to transmit Besnoitia besnoiti (Henry, 1913) (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystiade).
Sustained releases of the pupal parasitoid Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for control of house flies, Musca domestica and stable flies Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae) on dairy farms in Denmark.
The Role of Odour Perception in the Sensory Ecology of the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans L.
A biting insect that feeds on blood, the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, can create open lesions on the animals.
Las mas importantes en Jilotepec son la mosca comun o domestica (Musca domestica), la de los establos (Muscina stabulans) y la de la basura (Ophyra aenescens), estas tres especies son lamedoras y muy abundantes; entre las picadoras son comunes la de los establos (Stomoxys calcitrans) y la de los cuernos (Haematobia irritans).
canis of fleas; Haematopinus eurysternus, Damalinia bovis and Linognathus vituli of lice; Psoroptes bovis and Sarcoptes scabei of mites; and Stomoxys calcitrans of flies.
Some of them, such as Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758, or Stomoxys calcitrans Linnaeus, 1758, have medical impact as mechanical vectors of several pathogenic microorganisms, which are associated with human and animal disease (Pape 2009).