Tabanidae


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Related to Tabanidae: Asilidae, Hippoboscidae, Tachinidae

Ta·ban·i·dae

(tă-ban'i-dē),
A family of bloodsucking flies that includes the genera Tabanus (horsefly) and Chrysops (deerfly and mango fly), which are involved in transmission of several blood-borne parasites.
[L. tabanus, gadfly]

Tabanidae

(tă-băn′ĭ-dē) [L. tabanus, horsefly]
A family of insects belonging to the order Diptera. It includes horseflies, gadflies, deer flies, and mango flies, all bloodsucking insects that attack humans and other warm-blooded animals. These flies are of medical importance because they are vectors of the filarial worm Loa loa, tularemia, and other diseases.
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In order to proceed with veterinary, ecological, and economic studies of the Tabanidae in Florida, we have developed a taxonomically organized and up-to-date record of species for the state.
While in the field together they developed some novel collecting techniques for Tabanidae, one of which involved Pamela driving the vehicle in extra-low ratio while Brian would stalk along at the back and yell--STOP--followed by a crash as he swiped at a tabanid.
Seventeen of these were common to both the Kiuic and the Tabi areas: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.
Horsefly--In a broad sense, any member of the family Tabanidae, but usually restricted to the subfamily Tabaninae.
Remarkably long nectar-feeding mouthparts have evolved in two dipteran families - Tabanidae (horseflies) and Nemestrinidae (tanglewing flies) - in southern Africa (see illustrations in Johnson 1992).
7,11 Diptera Muscidae Musca domestica 7-11,14-15,17 Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomya rufifacies 7-11 Diptera Tabanidae Diachlorus 10 ferrugatus ** Diptera Piophilidae * 15 Fall 2010--Raccoon Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta 1,3,6,9,13 Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomya rufifacies 6,8-10,13-15 Coleoptera * * 7 Diptera Muscidae Musca domestica 9-10,14-15 Diptera Fanniidae Fannia spp.
2007)) Elminae sp1 Psephenidae Psephenus Haldeman, 1853 Eubriinae sp1 Scirtidae Diptera Blephariceridae Ceratopogonidae Atrichopogon Kieffer, 1906 Bezzia Kieffer, 1899 Chaoboridae Chironomidae Dixidae Empididae Muscidae Psychodidae Simuliidae Simulium anamariae Vulcano, 1962 Simulium incrustatum Lutz, 1910 Stratiomyidae Tabanidae Tipulidae Hymenoptera Diapriidae Scelionidae Table 3.
2 2 Paratanytarsus sp 1 2 Polypedilum sp 2 DIXIDAE CULICIDAE DOLICHOPODIDAE 1 1 1 1 1 TABANIDAE EPHYDRIDAE 1 CERATOPOGONIDAE Dasyhelea sp 1.
Eventually, black flies, and other hematophagous insects of the Culicidae, Psychodidae, Ceratopogonidae, and Tabanidae families, were collected.
Se observa que se forman cuatro grupos: 1) las familias Saldidae y Hydroptilidae que se asocian a los nutrientes y a los indicadores de contaminacion, 2) Planariidae que se asocio a la contaminacion microbiologica, 3) Elmidae y Acari que se relacionaron con el pH y 4) Glossosomatidae, Hydropsychidae, Hydrobiosidae, Tipulidae, Empididae, Tabanidae, Gerridae, Baetidae, Simuliidae, Aeshnidae y Veelidae que se relacionaron con aguas oxigenadas y de buena calidad.