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Genus Stonemyia

Tabanid - Stonemyia tranquilla fly in bog - Stonemyia Fly IMG_3439 - Stonemyia Stonemyia tranquilla? - Stonemyia tranquilla - male unknown fly - Stonemyia Green Eyed Golden Fly - Stonemyia Large Fly - Stonemyia tranquilla - female Possible Deer Fly - Stonemyia tranquilla - female
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 Pangoniinae
Tribe Pangoniini
Genus Stonemyia
Stone myia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erected by James Brennan to receive some North American species previously assigned to non-Nearctic genera (Burger 1985), mostly to Buplex
Explanation of Names
Stonemyia Brennan 1935
Named in honour of Alan Stone, one of the great American tabanologists. Myia = fly.
6 North American species + 1 Japanese species
3 NA species are eastern, 3 western; all occur in the USA, 4 in Canada.
Unlike most other tabanid species, none of the females of Stonemyia are known to feed on blood. Most are seen on flowers.