The closest relatives to S. calcitrans are probably flies within the genera Musca (including the house fly, Musca domestica) and Haematobia (including the horn fly, Haematobia irritans).
Host range and geographic distribution
Life cycle - direct
Life Cycle: Stomoxys calcitrans
Pathology and clinical signs
Bites by S. calcitrans can be very painful, and tend to be more common on the lower parts of the body, including the legs and the ventral abdomen and thorax. Biting by stable flies is a major source of annoyance, and horses, cattle, sheep and other livestock can be affected, together with wildlife and people. Biting by these flies can seriously interfere with milk and meat production in cattle and other livestock.
Stomoxys calcitrans can act as transport (not intermediate) hosts for a range of trypanosome species in tropical areas, including Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and T. b. gambiense of people and T. b. brucei and T. vivax of animals.
Treatment and control
Myrna, won't transfer