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Photo#148691
Tabanus proximus - female

Tabanus proximus - Female
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
July 16, 2007
Size: 26 mm
This wandered into my bug tent. I captured it and later, made a specimen of it for some anatomical shots.
It looks somewhat like Agkistrocerus we have here in the guide, but I'm not at all familiar with these.
On second thought, I somehow missed a very similar fly, with an excellent series of photos by Tony Thomas, from South Carolina, Tabanus fuscopunctatus:

That looks very close, except for the lack of spots on the abdomen--see comments below.

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Moved
Moved from Horse Flies.

Very nice
New species for the Guide: Tabanus proximus

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