stable fly


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

stable fly

n.
A fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that sucks the blood of domestic animals and humans.
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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.
"We canvassed the whole zoo and never found signs of stable fly development."
Other methods of fly control, such as baits, electric grids, and traps, have some limited use for housefly control but are ineffective for the blood-feeding stable fly. Baits may be used effectively for housefly control in enclosed areas.
Flies live-trapped at 21 fairs generated 154 fly pools (63 stable fly, 54 house fly, and 37 blow fly).
marginale by the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, has been demonstrated [19], The presence of this fly in cattle herds is overlooked because of its behavior.
Biting stable fly looks like commonhousefly, likes wet straw, lawn clippings; draws blood from dogs, horses, people.
The stable fly, horsefly and housefly torment and bite horses.