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Tribe Tabanini


The Insect and Arachnids of Canada. Part 14. The grasshoppers, crickets, and related insects of Canada and adjacent regions...
By Vickery, V. R. and D. K. McE. Kevan
Biosystematics Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, 1986
The grasshoppers, crickets, and related insects of Canada and adjacent regions: Ulonata: Dermaptera, Cheleutoptera, Notoptera, Dictuoptera, Grylloptera, and Orthoptera.

Guide to the Dermaptera, Orthoptera, and more of Canada and adjacent regions, with keys, descriptions, and distributional data.

Publisher website containing the free PDF here: https://esc-sec.ca/publications/aafc/
The free PDF itself currently here: https://esc-sec.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AAFC_insects_and_arachnids_part_14.pdf

Redescription and lectotype designation of Tabanus sulcifrons Macquart (Diptera: Tabanidae), and comparison to related taxa
By Burger, J.F.
Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 82(4): 660-667, 1980

Horse flies and deer flies of West Virginia: an illustrated key (Diptera, Tabanidae)
By Drees, B.M., L. Butler, and L.L. Pechuman
West Virginia University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 674, 1980

The Diptera, or true flies, of Illinois I. Tabanidae
By Pechuman, L.L., D.W. Webb, & H.J. Teskey
Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 33: 1-121, 1983

The horse flies and deer flies of Maine (Diptera, Tabanidae)
By Pechuman L.L., Dearborn R.
Maine Agric. & Forest Exp. Sta. Technical bulletin 160, iv+24 pp., 1996

Tabanidae of Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains 2: a photographic key to the genera and species of Tabaninae...
By Thomas A.W.
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No.13, 2011
Online version | PDF
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Tabanidae of Ohio with a catalogue and bibliography of the species from America north of Mexico
By James Stewart Hine
Columbus: Press of Spahr and Glenn, 1903
Read online or downloaded as a PDF from this Google Books link.

An old reference (57 pages, 2 plates). I have not used it in-depth, but it appears to have useful information and historical value...especially for anyone working with material from Ohio.

Of course, the catalogue and bibliography for nearctic taxa north of Mexico must be out of date here. For that, one should consult the more recent catalog of Burger(1).

A synopsis of the Tabanidae (Diptera) of Michigan
By Hays, K.L. 1956.
University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, 1956
Link to full PDF

Hays, K.L. 1956. A synopsis of the Tabanidae (Diptera) of Michigan. Miscellaneous Publications 98. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 79 pp.

Seven genera and 96 species and subspecies compose the known tabanid fauna of Michigan.