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Subfamily Tabaninae - Horse Flies

Big Horsefly - Tabanus catenatus Horse fly type thing - Tabanus Horse Fly - Hybomitra lasiophthalma - female Black Horse Fly - Tabanus atratus - female Horse Fly Fly for ID - female Tabanus maybe T subsimilis? - Tabanus trimaculatus Tabanus atratus - male
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)
Other Common Names
The salt marsh species known as greenheads.
General features of the Family: Tabanidae. Subfamily Tabaninae separated from the other 2 SF's by NOT having apical spurs on the tibia of the 3rd pair of legs.
Subfamily 3 (of 3) of the Family: Tabanidae
3 Tribes are included:
T1 Diachlorini, containing 7 Genera:
... G1 Diachlorus with 1 sp.
... G2 Anacimas with 2 spp.
... G3 Bolbodimyia with 1 sp.
... G4 Chlorotabanus with 1 sp.
... G5 Leucotabanus with 2 spp.

... G6 Microtabanus with 1 sp.:-

... G7 Stenotabanus with 6 spp.
T2 Haematopotini, containing 1 Genus:
... G1 Haematopota with 5 spp.
T3 Tabanini, containing 6 Genera:
... G1 Tabanus with 108 taxa (107 spp, 1ssp.)
... G2 Agkistrocerus with 2 spp.
... G3 Atylotus with 14 spp.
... G4 Hamatabanus with 5 spp.
... G5 Hybomitra with 55 spp.

... G6 Whitneyomyia with 1 sp.:-
Internet References
Tabanidae of Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains 2: Tabaninae (Diptera: Tabanidae). Keys to genera and species, maps, discussion...copiously illustrated with excellent images. This is a fastastic resource!