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Tribe Stomoxyini - Blood-feeding Muscidae

stable fly - Stomoxys calcitrans - Stomoxys calcitrans Unknown fly - Stomoxys calcitrans Small Fly- red eyes - Stomoxys calcitrans house-invading flies - Stomoxys calcitrans house-invading flies - Stomoxys calcitrans Stomoxys calcitrans Stable Fly - Stomoxys calcitrans Muscidae? - Stomoxys calcitrans - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Muscinae
Tribe Stomoxyini (Blood-feeding Muscidae)
Numbers
Three genera, each with a single species, in North America
Identification
Distinguished from other Muscoidea by the prominent hard beak.
Range
Worldwide. One species (H. alcis) is native to North America, mostly Canada. The others were introduced from the Old World before the 20th century.
Food
Both males and females feed on blood.