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.
(Diptera: Muscidae) migration in northwest Florida.
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.