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Infraorder Tabanomorpha

Tabanus  - Tabanus conterminus - female Common Snipe Fly (Rhagio mystaceus)? - Rhagio mystaceus - female Tabanidae? - Hybomitra cincta Horse fly? - Atylotus Small, dark-winged fly - Chrysopilus quadratus - male Large Fly - Tabanus americanus Rhagionidae - Rhagio Chrysops - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Identification
The Tabanomorpha typically have convex face (below the antennae) and the antennae usually bear a stylus. Males are nearly or fully holoptic except in Vermileonidae. The costa extends throughout the entire perimeter of the wing, although may be weaker posteriorly. The empodia on the tarsi are pulvilliform, thus making the tarsi appear to have 3 pads.