stable fly


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stable fly

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

n
(Animals) a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals
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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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The major pests concerned to public health in Saudi Arabia are as follows: Carpenter ants, domestic flies (house fly, flesh fly, blow fly, moth fly, phorid fly, fruit fly, etc), biting flies (midges, eye gnats, the horse fly, deer fly, black fly and stable fly), mosquitoes (aedes, anopheles, culex, etc), rats and mice, cockroaches (American, Oriental, German and brown banded), bed bugs, ticks and mites and rat fleas and so on.
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.
For example, bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis) and certain wasps can control parasitic flies (blow fly, house fly, and stable fly).
A small number of other dipteran species, including the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) and eye gnats (Chloropidae), were collected in very low numbers relative to the 3 majority species, but no attempt was made to estimate their numbers.
Flight and dispersal of the stable fly. Journal of Economic Entomology, n.66, p.410-411, 1973.
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.
Rhai o'r gwahanol bryfaid sy'n byw ac yn bridio ar faw ceffyl ydi'r pry (house fly), y pry llwyd (horse fly) a phry'r cyrn (stable fly) ynghyd a nifer o rai eraill ac mae amryw ohonyn nhw hefyd yn sugno gwaed.