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Species Hybomitra cincta

Orange-banded Horse Fly - Hybomitra cincta - Hybomitra cincta - male Hybomitra cincta Not a hover bug, but a bug that hovers - Hybomitra cincta Horse Fly - Hybomitra cincta - female Tabanidae? - Hybomitra cincta Orange-banded Horse Fly - Hybomitra cincta - female Hybomitra cincta Hybomitra cincta (I hope) - Hybomitra cincta - male
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 cincta (Hybomitra cincta)
Explanation of Names
Hybomitra cincta (Fabricius 1794)
19-22 mm(1)
For both sexes: Subcallus denuded and shiny. Palpus black. Frontoclypeus and thoracic pleuron with black hairs. Wing distinctly pigmented.
Manitoba to Quebec, south to Louisiana and Florida.
Females have first three segments of abdomen orange, rest of abdomen black (sharply delimited), and wings dark. Males are harder to identify.
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.