Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Chloro = green; tabanus = for the family Tabanidae
crepuscularis = active during the crepuscular hours of dusk and dawn
Subfamily #3: Tabaninae
Tribe #1: Diachlorini
Genus #4: Chlorotabanus
the only species in the genus in NA
Body pale green, eyes and thorax yellowish green. The only green tabanid in NA.
An eastern species occurring south of a line from Delaware to southern Texas.
Larvae predaceous, usually in soil at edge of water and in floating vegetation, occasionally in forest soil.
Adults in vicinity of larval habitats
In Florida, flying from mid-March to mid-September with peak activity from May to mid-July.
Females feed on mammalian blood
As with all the blood-feeding tabanids, the females are responsive to Carbon Dioxide. I caught over 500 females in one night with a trap baited with dry ice in coastal South Carolina. Will also come to lights at night.
Regarded as a pest species in Florida