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Genus Hybomitra

Horsefly - Hybomitra lasiophthalma - female Tabanus? - Hybomitra captonis Hybomitra lasiophthalma ? - Hybomitra lasiophthalma - female Horse fly - Hybomitra lasiophthalma - female Tabanus? - Hybomitra procyon Horsefly - Hybomitra lasiophthalma Hybomitra captonis Hybomitra californica, collected alive and later died of natural causes. Bellevue, Washington. - Hybomitra californica
Classification
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
Numbers
60 spp. in our area(1), >250 total(2)
Size
10-20 mm(3)
Identification
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)
Range
holarctic & Afrotropical(4); in NA mostly northern, being replaced further south by Tabanus
Remarks
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