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.

stable fly

n
(Animals) a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals

sta′ble fly`


n.
a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting: a common household and stable pest.
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This wasp is a biocontrol agent, a natural enemy of the stable fly that does no harm to the environment.
This required using a different colony for the bead tests, and house fly and stable fly parasitoid colonies can vary in their intrinsic residual mortality rates (Geden et al.
Activity of pupal parasitoids of the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans and prevalence of entomopathogenic fungi in the stable fly and the house fly Musca domestica in Denmark.
The two most common flies that farmers deal with are the housefly, Musca domestica, and the biting stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans.
The stable fly, typically a pest of farm animals, also pesters tigers, foxes, and other exotic species in zoos.
Currently, there are no effective control measures available for stable fly larvae or adults in pastured livestock situations (Foil & Hogsette, 1994; Broce et al.
A small number of other dipteran species, including the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.
The more than 300 species include the black fly, stable fly and deer fly, though the bite of the horsefly is one of the most painful.
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.
Flies live-trapped at 21 fairs generated 154 fly pools (63 stable fly, 54 house fly, and 37 blow fly).
Under these circumstances, it is not unusual to find that cattlemen do not always realize the extent of stable fly infestations to the herd.