Larval and pupal descriptions, habitats, and life histories are still undocumented for several tabanid
They found that striping is highly associated with several consecutive months of ideal conditions for tabanid
vectors of the arterial nematode, Elaeophora schneideri, in southwestern Montana.
flies (Diptera: Tiabanidae), horseflies and deerflies, are frequent hosts.
species (biting) flies were seen on any carcass, and the small number of carcasses and relatively large distances between some properties made mechanical transmission with ocular inoculation by nonbiting flies unlikely (4).
Twelve cultures showed only minimal serological relationships with the 20 known antisera to tabanid
associated Spiroplasma (five of which are from Costa Rica).
flies, which may feed on deer, are involved in perpetuating E tularensis on Martha's Vineyard as they are in the western United States (12).
SEROLOGICAL EVALUATION OF COSTA RICAN TABANID
FLY SPIROPLASMA BACTERIA, Kimberly M.
1968 Extensive discussion and literature review of Tabanid
spe- cies (horsefly) as potential vector; role in transmission remains inconclusive.
To catch multiple species of tabanids
(commonly known as horseflies, B 52's, yellow flies, greenheads, and deer flies, etc.
Normally, bloodsucking insects such as tabanids
serve as intermediate hosts.
This tactic is particularly widespread in flies, with hilltopping reported for tabanids
(da Rosa, 2006), bombyliids (Dodson and Yeates, 1990; Yeates and Dodson, 1990), tachinids (Wood, 1987; Alcock and Kemp, 2006), pipunculids (skevington, 2001), cuterebrids (Catts, 1967; Alcock and Kemp, 2004), and syrphids (Chapman, 1954; Maier and Waldbauer, 1979; Wellington and Fitzpatrick, 1981; Gilbert, 1984; Waldbauer, 1990; Fleenor and Taber, 2009), among others (Skevington, 2008).