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stable fly

n.
A fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that sucks the blood of domestic animals and humans.
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International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) researchers and their colleagues from the University of South Africa said the findings indicate the chemicals could be used in baiting traps to attract pregnant stable flies."Stable flies are a serious challenge to livestock and people across the world in general, and in Africa specifically.
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.
Stable flies love old wet hay bales, chicken litter, and any type of moist vegetation like old straw or grass clippings.
"Stable flies can move with weather systems, traveling much farther than they normally do," Hogsette says.
AND STOKES, C., 1990.Commercial and naturally occurring fly parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as biological control agents of stable flies and house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on California dairies.
Role of bacteria in the oviposition behaviour and larval development of stable flies. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, v.20, p.115-121, 2006.
Control of stable flies in barnyards, stables, or corral areas usually involves several methods, which also apply for the housefly (Figure 16-10).
Blood samples from a dead mare and foal tested positive for the disease, sometimes known as 'swamp fever' as it tends to occur in warm, humid areas where blood-feeding insects such as horse flies, stable flies and mosquitos that act as vectors for the infection are most common.
If present, adult muscoid pest flies (house flies, Musca domestica; stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans; and blow flies, Calliphoridae sp.) were trapped live with fly pheromone-baited jug traps or live-netted from livestock buildings, dumpsters, garbage cans, feed containers, and animal wash stations.
DEET is also effective against chiggers, black flies, biting midges (punkies or no-see-ums), stable flies, sand flies, bed bugs, head lice, fleas, leeches, and ticks.
Depending on the species of beast that bites you, it can really hurt, for example if you're bitten by horse flies or stable flies.