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Infraorder Tabanomorpha

Chrysopilus ornatus - Ornate Snipe Fly Pair - Chrysopilus ornatus - male - female Chrysops - Chrysops excitans Fly - Tabanus Tabanus molestus? - Tabanus trimaculatus - female 7/6/19 large fly - Tabanus americanus Chrysops univittatus Snipe Fly - Rhagio - male Large Black Fly - Chrysopilus
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.