Stable Fly

Category: Flies

Scientific Name: Stomoxys calcitrans



Color: Dull gray with black stripes
Size: 1/4-3/8 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States and the world

Stable Fly

Important Considerations:

  • Stable Flies are known for their painful bite.
  • They feed on the blood of livestock and can spread diseases as well
  • They are attracted to people wearing dark clothing and with attack and bite them.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

They are often found near domestic animals such as horses or other livestock. They can also be found in beach areas. They like to rest of fences, structure walls and any painted surfaces.