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Tribe Stomoxyini - Blood-feeding Muscidae

Moose Fly, Haematobosca alcis (Snow, 1891) - Haematobosca alcis fly - Stomoxys calcitrans Stomoxys calcitrans Stomoxys calcitrans Stomoxys calcitrans Stable Fly - Stomoxys calcitrans Dark-veined fly - Stomoxys calcitrans Stable Fly - Stomoxys calcitrans - male
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.