Fly Life

Fly Life
Face Fly (musca autumnalis)
  • Non-biting fly; measures 6-8 millimeteres
  • Direct transmitters of pinkeye in cattle
  • Larvae grows in freshly deposited cattle manure
Horn fly (haematobia irritans)
  • Blood- feeding fly; measures 4 to 5 millimeters
  • Stays on cattle after feeding
  • Moves to the underside of cattle during rain and hot temperatures
  • Carries diseases that decrease weight gain and lower milk production
  • Larvae grows in cattle manure (does best in grass manure of pastured cattle)
Stable fly (stomoxys calcitrans)
  • Nuisance blood-feeding fly; measures  6 to 8 millimeters
  • interrupts cattle's normal feeding and resting activities
  • Larvae grows in wet manure mixed with soil, straw, bedding material, silage or grain
House Fly (Musca domestia)
  • Non-biting fly; measures 6 to 9 millimeters 
  • Most abundant insect associated with the cattle but causes the least amount of harm 
  • May cause ear flapping, head shaking, or pen avoidance
  • Larvae grows in virtually all substrates including feed, manure and vegetation
Horse Fly (Tabanus lineola)
  • Bloodsucking fly measures 19 to 25 millimeters
  • Numerous painful bites can cause a significant loss of blood
  • Larvae grows in mud along pond edges, stream banks, wetlands or seepage areas

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