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Species Tabanus nigrovittatus - Greenhead

Greenhead Fly - Tabanus nigrovittatus - female Greenhead Fly - Tabanus nigrovittatus - female Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus - female Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus - female Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Tabanidae (Horse and Deer Flies)
Subfamily Tabaninae (Horse Flies)
Tribe Tabanini
Genus Tabanus
Species nigrovittatus (Greenhead)
Food
Larvae are predatory. Adult females require blood to lay a second egg mass.
Remarks
A common pest of East Coast salt marshes.
"The bane of bathers."(1)
Internet References
"The greenhead and you", Rutgers
"Greenheads arrive at refuge, right on time", Newburyport News July 3, 2008
Works Cited
1.The horse flies and deer flies of Maine (Diptera, Tabanidae)
Pechuman L.L., Dearborn R. 1996. Maine Agric. & Forest Exp. Sta. Technical bulletin 160, iv+24 pp.