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Genus Stonemyia

Horse Fly - Stonemyia californica - female Horse fly - Stonemyia Horse Fly  - Stonemyia rasa - female unknown fly - Stonemyia Horse fly - Stonemyia tranquilla - female Id help needed - fly - Stonemyia fly, striped thorax, striped abdomen, black eye - Stonemyia rasa Looks like a tan house fly/bee - Stonemyia isabellina - 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 Pangoniinae
Tribe Pangoniini
Genus Stonemyia
Pronunciation
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.
Numbers
6 North American species + 1 Japanese species
Size
moderate
Range
3 NA species are eastern, 3 western; all occur in the USA, 4 in Canada.
Food
Unlike most other tabanid species, none of the females of Stonemyia are known to feed on blood. Most are seen on flowers.