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Species Tabanus calens

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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 calens (Tabanus calens)
Explanation of Names
Tabanus calens Linnaeus 1758
2 sspp.: T. c. calens and T. c. giganteus De Geer
22-24 mm(1)
Abdomen uniformly dark or with small white patches, eyes uniformly dark, thorax faintly striped, antenna bright orange, wings uniformly brownish
Eastern USA, except Gulf states, and the southern tip of Ontario
Jul-Sep in NC(2)
Works Cited
1.Tabanidae of Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains 2: a photographic key to the genera and species of Tabaninae...
Thomas A.W. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No.13.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.