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Horse Fly - Tabanus similis - female

Horse Fly - Tabanus similis - Female
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 30, 2009
Size: 11mm
This one looks like the T. similis in the guide. The T. lineola female has the dorsal side stripes more as a line of spots than a solid line.

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Horse Fly - Tabanus similis - female Horse Fly - Tabanus similis - female

Moved
Moved from Tabanus hinellus.
It's a close call, but I side with your call. Thanks Even.

 
I think that's probably safer
I think that's probably safer, although you could also just leave in Tabanus lineola complex. I'm not sure if Arturo meant hinellus as an actual ID earlier, or that was just a suggestion, but I think we'd see a wider median abdominal stripe if it was hinellus. If the ID was based on the scutellum, Arturo has since mentioned that it can be a bit unreliable in photos.

Moved
Moved from Tabanus similis.
Thanks Even, I wouldn't have got that.

 
Personally, I think this is s
Personally, I think this is similis. hinellus has a wider median abdominal stripe.

This one has a grey scutellum
This one has a grey scutellum, Arturo Santos suggests hinellus

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