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Infraorder Tabanomorpha

Greenhead - Tabanus nigrovittatus Deer Fly - Chrysops celatus - female Horse fly - Hybomitra sonomensis Horse Fly - Tabanus Family Tabanidae - Horse and Deer Flies, ID please Horse Fly - Tabanus Horsefly - Tabanus molestus Tabanus - Tabanus lineola
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
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.