stable fly

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Related to stable fly: horse fly, horn fly, Stomoxys calcitrans

stable fly

A fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that sucks the blood of domestic animals and humans.


fly agaric
a mushroom. See amanita.
fly biting, fly catching
behavior by dogs that looks like an attempt to catch a nonexistent flying object, hence the name. When repeated or continual, believed to be a form of partial seizure or hallucinations.
fly control
limitation of fly population by disposal of rotting animal tissue, use of insecticides in sprays, back applicators, impregnated ear tags or pet collars, liberation of sterilized males, fly traps.
fly dermatitis
biting flies will inflict skin damage on the face and particularly ear tips of outdoor dogs, causing bleeding, dried crusts and moderate irritation that sometimes leads to the development of auricular hematomas. Also reported to be a common problem in zoo bears.
ear tip fly bite
see fly dermatitis (above).
forest fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
head fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
horn fly
louse fly
sand fly
stable fly
fly strike
cutaneous myiasis.
fly worry
all fly infestations cause worry to their host animals. Heavy infestations with black flies in horses and buffalo flies in cattle may cause deaths from worry, blood loss, interference with grazing and intercurrent disease. See also fly dermatitis (above).


1. animal accommodation, usually for horses.
2. to accommodate an animal in a stable as distinct from running at pasture.
3. steady; not easily swayed.

stable blackleg
caused by the germination of latent spores of Clostridium septicum in tissues. The clinical disease is similar to blackleg.
stable cough
any of the viral diseases of the upper respiratory tract of horses, but most commonly equine influenza.
stable fly
stable footrot
see stable footrot.
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Once the process is started, the wasps naturally seek out stable fly pupae to lay their eggs, so the process of controlling the stable flies continues quite naturally.
Releases of Spalangia nigroaenea and Muscidifurax zaraptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) increase rates of parasitism and total mortality of stable fly and house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae in Illinois cattle feedlots.
As with the housefly, the stable fly has its own preference for attractants.
Target traps were compared with Alsynite fiberglass adhesive traps, the standard trap used for years to capture and monitor stable fly populations.
These authors had reared the stable fly in similar conditions as we did in this work.
The three larval stages are similar in appearance to stable fly larvae.
The sequence obtained from a stable fly (Stomoxys spp.
The accumulation of wasted hay, manure, and urine at these feeding sites creates an ideal habitat in the pasture for stable fly larval development," Taylor says.
Muscina stabulans (Fallen, 1817) (Diptera, Muscidae), commonly known as the false stable fly, is a cosmopolitan, synanthropic, anautogenous species most often founded in the Neotropical Region.
sakazakii from the guts of larvae of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, demonstrating an environmental reservoir for E.
The stable fly can make cattle miserable, and producers have had only limited success in using traditional insecticides against the pest.