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Species Tabanus americanus

One Huge Fly! - Tabanus americanus - female horsefly? - Tabanus americanus - female BG1677 E2153 - Tabanus americanus - female Tabanid - Tabanus americanus - male My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male Tabanus americanus - female Tabanus americanus - female large tabanid - Tabanus americanus - female
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 Tabanus
Species americanus (Tabanus americanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tabanus plumbeus Drury, 1773
Tabanus ruficornis Fabricius, 1775
Tabanus limbatus Palisot de Beauvois, 1806
Explanation of Names
Tabanus americanus Forster, 1771
Size
22-27 mm
Planet Earth's largest tabanid.
Range
KS-NH-FL-TX, ON (disjunct)(1)
Internet References
Teskey, H. J. (1990). The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 16. The horse flies and deer flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Tabanidae). Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, 381 pp.(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Tabanidae (Diptera) of North America north of Mexico
Burger J.F. 1995. International Contributions on Entomology 1(1): 100pp.
2.The horse flies and deer flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Tabanidae)
Teskey H.J. 1990. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 16. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 381 pp.