stable fly

noun
a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting, and commonly a household and stable pest.
Also called biting housefly.


Origin:
1860–65

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

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stable fly

a species of vicious bloodsucking fly in the family Muscidae (sometimes placed in the family Stomoxyidae) in the fly order, Diptera. Stable flies are usually found in open sunny areas, although they may enter a house during bad weather. Often known as biting houseflies, they may transmit anthrax and other animal diseases.

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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.
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