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Species Hamatabanus exilipalpis

BG723 C7702 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG723 C7702 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG723 C7702 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG723 C7702 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG862 C8210 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG862 C8210 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG862 C8210 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - female BG862 C8210 - Hamatabanus exilipalpis - 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 Hamatabanus
Species exilipalpis (Hamatabanus exilipalpis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Placed in Tabanus in most of the literature, but moved to Hamatabanus by John Burger in his 1995 catalog - see Identification below
Identification
Dr. John Burger commented on this species (20 April 2007):
Moved from Tabanus with some hesitation based on
1 - dorsal tooth of basal flagellomere (of antenna) is pronounced and has a slightly forward projection, although quite short.
2 - apical flagellomeres are exceptionally stout
3 - eyes are hairy; however in some specimens pilosity may be restricted to very sparse scattered hairs along the outer edges of the eyes. Possibility that the hairs are easily lost
4 - individuals in the genus tend to fly early in the season. Species superficially similar to H. exilipalpis (the Tabanus longus group) and active late in the season.
5 - very faint transverse stripe across eye, starting from the base of the frons.
Print References
Burger, J.F. 1995. Catalog of Tabanidae (Diptera) of North America north of Mexico. Contributions on Entomology, International. Vol 1. Number 1. 100pp.