Stable Fly

Stomoxys calcitrans

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Stomoxys calcitrans is commonly called the stable fly, barn fly, biting house fly, dog fly, or power mower fly. Unlike most members of the family Muscidae, Stomoxys calcitrans ('sharp mouth' + 'kicking') and others of its genus suck blood from mammals. Now found worldwide, the species is considered to be of Eurasian origin.

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  1. (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Judy Gallagher, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/31672685
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomoxys_calcitrans

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