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Flashcards in Stomoxys Calcitrans Deck (14):
1

common name

stable fly, biting housefly

2

hosts

most animals, humans

3

size of adult

5.5-7.5mm

4

adult characteristics

short abdomen
3 dark spots in abdominal segments
prominent proboscis
sits on walls with heads up

5

______ proboscis

piercing and sucking- forward projecting

6

egg size

1mm

7

egg characteristics

banana shaped
white

8

life cycle

eggs develop to larvae
three larval instars develop to pupae
pupae develop to adults
adult flies feed on blood

9

how often to they feed on blood?

1-2 times a day

10

females lay eggs in ____

decaying vegetables- ex. hay and straw

11

pathogenesis

bites are painful
transmit diseases

12

clinical signs

twitches and tail swishes

13

diagnosis

fly identification

14

treatment

screens
sanitation
insecticides
DO NOT treat compost