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Tabanidae

Tabanidae

Effect of Octenol on Engorgement by Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Three Spiroplasmas Isolated from Haematopota sp. (Diptera: Tabanidae) in France

Honeydew Sugars in Wild-Caught Female Horse Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Distribution of Tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) Along a Two-Sided Altitudinal Transect

Development of Microsatellites for Population Genetic Analyses of Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Sensory Trichites Associated With the Food Canal of Chrysops callidus (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Hovering and Swarming Behavior of Male Tabanus calens (Diptera: Tabanidae) in Tennessee and New Jersey, USA

Occurrence of Serotonin Immunoreactivity in the Central Nervous System and Midgut of Adult Female Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Effects of Carbon Dioxide, an Octenol/Phenol Mixture, and Their Combination on Tabanidae (Diptera) Collections from French 2-Tier Box Traps

Detection of Cryptic Species in the Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae) Complex in Massachusetts by Morphometric and Cuticular Hydrocarbon Analysis

Ammonia and 1-Octen-3-ol as Attractants for Haematopota pluvialis, Hybomitra expollicata (Diptera: Tabanidae), and Morellia spp. (Diptera: Muscidae)

Seven New Australian Species of the Southern Hemisphere Horse Fly Subgenus Scaptia (Pseudoscione) (Diptera: Tabanidae), Including Descriptions and a Revised Key

Two New Species and Seven New Records of Horse Fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) From Malaysia, Including a Description of New Species and Modified Keys

 

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; order Diptera, suborder Brachycera)

Large family of flies, which are often large, stout, and lack bristles. The third antennal segment is annulated, but without a style. The eyes are very large in relation to the size of the fly, and are extended laterally. The bright, colourful, often iridescent eyes are perhaps the most obvious feature of the adult. The mouth-parts have a projecting proboscis which in the female is adapted for piercing. Squamae are large. Adults are active on warm summer days and are rapid and often noisy fliers. They are particularly troublesome to cattle and horses, and may be responsible for the transmission of the disease surra of horses. Eggs are laid in compact masses near damp soil, mud, or other substrate suitable for larval growth. The larvae are carnivorous, feeding upon other insects. The family is distributed world-wide, and about 2000 species have been described.

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