Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Stomoxys
Family: Muscidae (Insecta/Diptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
calcitrans
NOTES

A small fly which looks like a house fly but with a dark abdomen. It has a hard black proboscis and is a blood sucker which attacks animals like cows, horses and dogs. The larvae are found in dung.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A dark bristly fly
Colour: Black
Common Name
Stable fly
Barn fly
Biting housefly
Fly
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the house
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Blood sucker
Sucks mammalian blood
Months
March
All year
Synonyms for Species
Conops calcitrans
Musca occidentis
Stomoxis dira
Stomoxis inimical
Stomoxys cybira
Stomoxys parasita



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