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Genus Hybomitra

Horse Fly - Hybomitra - female Fly in Indiana - Hybomitra lasiophthalma Horse Fly - Hybomitra nuda - female Small Male Horse Fly - Hybomitra hinei - male Hybomitra cincta Hybomitra - Hybomitra arpadi Horse Fly - Hybomitra nuda - female Hybomitra
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)
Tribe Tabanini
Genus Hybomitra
Explanation of Names
Hybomitra Enderlein 1922
60 spp. in our area(1), >250 total(2)
10-20 mm(3)
Members of the genus range from small to large and are similar to, and may not be easy to separate from Tabanus. Head characters are crucial to distinguish the two genera.
key to 40 spp. found in e. Canada(3)
holarctic & Afrotropical(4); in NA mostly northern, being replaced further south by Tabanus
I had the honour with my colleauge Dr. Herb Teskey of naming a new species after Dr. L.L. Pechuman, one of the 'greats' of Nearctic Tabanidae (H. pechumani Teskey & Thomas 1979) --Tony Thomas