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stable fly

a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting, and commonly a household and stable pest.
Also called biting housefly.
Origin of stable fly
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The revenue generated by these activities is adversely affected by arthropod pests, specifically the horn fly and stable fly.
  • The house fly and stable fly are common pests to both production systems and the vinegar fly in swine.
British Dictionary definitions for stable fly

stable fly

a blood-sucking muscid fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, that attacks man and domestic animals
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