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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

A Century and a Half of Research on the Stable Fly

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A Century and a Half of Research on the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), 1862-2011: An Annotated Bibliography

by K.M. Kneeland, S.R. Skoda, J.A. Hogsette, A.Y. Li, J. Molina-Ochoa, K.H. Lohmeyer, and J.E. Foster

The stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, is a cosmopolitan pest of livestock, wild animals, pets and humans. It is a primary pest of cattle in the United States, estimated to cause more than $1 billion in economic losses annually. It also causes dissention at the rural-urban interface and is a problem in recreation areas such as Florida beaches and the Great Lakes. Due to its pestiferous nature and painful bite, methods to control stable flies have been investigated for over a century. A large amount of research has been reported on stable fly biology, ecology, genetics, physiology, and vector competence. For this bibliography, literature has been gathered from journals and other resources available to the authors, and a selected number of articles have been annotated. This bibliography represents an update of literature published since 1980; literature from pre-1980 was included if copy could be ascertained, 170 pages.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, ARS-173

July 2012

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For questions and comments about this bibliography, contact Steven R. Skoda, Research Leader, ARS Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, Kerrville, TX.

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