Definition of stable fly in English:

stable fly

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  • A bloodsucking fly related to the housefly, that bites large mammals including humans.
    • Stomoxis calcitrans, family Muscidae
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    • House flies, stable flies and blow flies may be pests of dairy cattle kept on lots.
    • You probably will recognize some of the suspects: horsefly/deer fly, stable fly, housefly, black fly, hornfly, face fly, culicoides, and mosquito.
    • Scientists from the University of Illinois recently identified two species of parasitic wasps that may prove useful in controlling stable flies and house flies, two well-known pests in the midwest United States.

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