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Tabanus

(tă-bā'nŭs),
The gadflies and horseflies; a genus of biting flies, some species of which transmit surra, infectious equine anemia, anthrax, and other diseases.
[L. a gadfly]

horsefly

also

horse fly

(hôrs′flī′)
n.
Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.