When the INTA-MAG laboratory rears the wasps using the stable fly pupae, it cannot be sure that wasps will lay their eggs in every single pupa, meaning there is a chance that some stable flies themselves will actually emerge.
Building on its successful implementation, the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture is putting the information produced and techniques developed into a national action plan to suppress stable fly infestations in affected areas throughout the country.
However, the research provided data on stable fly
distribution and seasonality, which could make it easier to manage this pest at zoos by predicting the best times to set out traps.
For bioassays carried out in the laboratory on all immature stages of the stable fly
, material was taken from our laboratory colony and maintained in the same conditions as the original colony.
The three larval stages are similar in appearance to stable fly
The sequence obtained from a stable fly
(Stomoxys spp.) collected in the dairy cattle barn was identical to that for B.
"The accumulation of wasted hay, manure, and urine at these feeding sites creates an ideal habitat in the pasture for stable fly
larval development," Taylor says.
We have identified the larval gut of the stable fly
, Stomoxys calcitrans, as an environmental reservoir for E.
The stable fly
can make cattle miserable, and producers have had only limited success in using traditional insecticides against the pest.
Once considered mainly a feedlot pest, the stable fly
has extended its reign of terror to the open pasture and rangeland, areas where cattle once grazed virtually unharried by the bloodsucking insect.
Of particular interest were those capable of persisting in cow manure long enough to kill house and stable fly
larvae over an entire season.
He conducted control studies on the stable fly
and horn fly at the newly opened Kerrville facility.