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Stomoxys calcitrans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae
Subfamily: Muscinae
Tribe: Stomoxyini
Genus: Stomoxys
Geoffroy, 1762
Type species
Conops calcitrans
Linnaeus, 1758[1]

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Stomoxys is a genus of flies in the family Muscidae.[2][3] The genus is unusual among the Muscidae in that it includes species that are bloodsucking ectoparasites of mammals. The best-known species is Stomoxys calcitrans, most commonly known as the stable fly.

The genus is small, comprising a dozen or two described species, and current evidence suggests that it is paraphyletic as well.[4]



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  3. ^ Gregor, F.; Rozkosny, R.; Bartak, M.; Vanhara, J. (2002). The Muscidae (Diptera) of Central Europe. Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis. 107. Masaryk.: Masaryk University. pp. 280pp. 
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