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Stomoxys calcitrans

Stomoxys calcitrans
The stable fly, a species of biting fly, resembling in size and general appearance the common housefly, which is an annoying pest of humans and domestic animals worldwide and is implicated in the mechanical transmission of diseases such as trypanosomiasis, anthrax, and equine infectious anaemia. It is especially important in the spread of surra by transmitting trypanosoma evansi, and also serves as intermediate host for habronema, and for the deer filaria, setaria cervi.
Origin: Mod. L., fr. C. Stoma, mouth, – oxys, sharp; L. Pres. P. Of calcitro, to kick, fr. Calx, the heel


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