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Photo#68126
Horsefly - Tabanus quinquevittatus - female

Horsefly - Tabanus quinquevittatus - Female
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 31, 2006
Size: 3/4 inch
Appreciate any help with ID.

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Horsefly - Tabanus quinquevittatus - female Horsefly - Tabanus quinquevittatus - female

Horsefly
This is a horsefly, subfamily Tabaninae.

 
Thanks
for guiding me to the family, Stephen. It appears to be a T. lineola, would you agree?

 
Looks good
That ID looks good to me, a female with the pale median band on the abdomen, flanked by darker bands. Scutellum the same color as the dorsal surface of the thorax. Not quite as sure about "the eyes have three green bands," but overall I think it likely adds up to a match.

 
Eye pattern
is critical for species ID in the striped-horsefly complex of species. The single purplish band in this specimen absolutely rules it out as being lineola. It is a female Tabanus quinquevittatus.
Moved to correct page.

 
Thanks....
for the clarification, Tony.

 
Thanks Tony
Thanks Tony, I shouldn't have rushed over the "three green bands" so fast!

 
Thanks again......
Stephen. I'll move it to the proper page.

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