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Docile Horse Fly - Tabanus petiolatus - male

Docile Horse Fly - Tabanus petiolatus - Male
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
June 21, 2007
Size: 18 mm

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Docile Horse Fly - Tabanus petiolatus - male Docile Horse Fly - Tabanus petiolatus - male Docile Horse Fly - Tabanus petiolatus - male

Moved
Moved from Tabanus nigripes.

Nice series Scott
How did you arrive at nigripes?

 
Guide
Tony, I used the guide with the posted specimens for comparison. It seemded most closely to this one. Did I make a mistake? I welcome your comments.

 
There are not enough
tabanid spp. in the Guide for it to be used exclusively as an identification tool. There are about 60 spp. of Tabanus in FL, the males of most of which are not in the Guide.
Your specimen is petiolatus; note the median 'triangle' on S2 expands anteriorly to form an hour-glass pattern.

 
Amazing
I am glad that it is a new specimen for BG. I do my best to try to ID myself and not always create more work for others such as yourself. Having said that, the integrity and accuracy of this site is foremost. Thanks for being the Diptera expert. I will continue to search for more Tabanus sp. and post pics requesting positive ID before moving to any pages.

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