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Tabinid caught in web - Chrysops - male

Tabinid caught in web - Chrysops - Male
Pella Crossing Open Space, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
June 12, 2006
Size: BL 6.5-7 mm
This tabanid is caught in an Orb Weaver (Araneae) web in a wet area, Pella Crossing Open Space on the plains. Eyes touch. The wing coloration suggests genus Chrysops. Any help is much appreciated.

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Chrysops male
Chrysops male. The key wants to see the face.

 
Chrysops male faces
The faces are not very good on this dead specimen, but they are the best I could do. I am submitting a few because I don't know what traits you are looking for. I doubt if they are diagnostic.

 
Probably callidus group
This appears to be a good match for the callidus group,(1) but not for any particular species. You may need to wash the face to see color on the sides.

 
Chrysops male
Thanks for the ID, John. Since this was a dead fly, we did collect it. Later today I will try to get a face-on and a lateral photo of the face and post on BugGuide.

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