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Species Hybomitra lasiophthalma

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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
Species lasiophthalma (Hybomitra lasiophthalma)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tabanus lasiophthalmus Macquart, 1838
Tabanus punctipennis Macquart, 1847
Tabanus notabilis Walker, 1848
Tabanus fretus Stone, 1938
Tabanus guttiferus Harris, 1925 - nomen nudum
Tabanus redactus Walker, 1850
Explanation of Names
Hybomitra lasiophthalma (Macquart 1838)
Size
12-16 mm(1)
Identification
Female: subcallus denuded, shining; face below eyes not denuded or shining; wing crossveins spotted with brown; abdomen broadly orange brown laterally with median black area constricted on third segment. (2)
Range
BC-QC south to TX-GA(2)
Habitat
Larvae in moist or wet sod, sphagnum bogs, and marshes(2)
Season
mid-Apr to mid-Jul in IL(2)
Life Cycle
Eggs laid on plants over moist ground. Egg mass is small and shining black, tar-like in appearance. (2)
Works Cited
1.Tabanidae of Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains 2: a photographic key to the genera and species of Tabaninae...
Thomas A.W. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No.13.
2.The Diptera, or true flies, of Illinois I. Tabanidae
Pechuman, L.L., D.W. Webb, & H.J. Teskey. 1983. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 33: 1-121.