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]
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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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Most Tabanidae are thought of as having aquatic larval stages, with larvae inhabiting moist or saturated soils around lakes, streams, ponds, and even roadside ditches; however, Wilson (1969) collected several larval specimens of serious pest species from the soil and debris of mostly dry hardwood hammocks in an alluvial forest in Louisiana.
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.
Although Diptera was represented by the largest number of species, only three were Tabanidae. This trap type is intended to be placed in an open, sunny area to heat the black plastic, which serves as an attractant for Tabanidae and other blood-feeding insects.
Long-tongued robberflies (Diptera: Tabanidae) seeking nectar also pollinate Disa draconis and D.
Brachycera * Tabanidae (horseflies) * Blood-sucking insects arthropods (Tabanus, * Females bite and feed on Haematopota, Chrysops) warm-blooded animals * Most live near waters * Strong fliers * Breed in moist earth or leaf mold Cyclorrhapha * Glossinidae arthropods * Glossina are found only (Glossina) in Africa south of the Sahara (other Glossinidae are found worldwide).
Sensi- Family tivity Occur- Sample site (genus species) grade rence SIGNAL-w WTP2 Psychodidae (Psychoda 2 4 1.5 sp.) Culicidae 2 2 (excessively Chironomidae 1 2 polluted) Tubificidae (Tubifex 1 4 tubifex) Tecate Psychodidae (Psychoda 2 2 sp.) Chironomidae 1 1 1.7 (Chironomus spp.) Stratiomyidae 2 1 (excessively Ceratopogonidae 6 1 polluted) Tubificidae (Tubifex 1 7 tubifex) Marron Valley Psychodidae (Psychoda 2 2 sp.) Chironomidae 1 3 2.1 (Chironomus spp.) Ceratopogonidae 6 1 (heavily Tabanidae 5 1 polluted) Coenagrionidae (Agria 7 1 sp.) Tubificidae (Tubifex 1 7 tubifex) Toll Bridge Psychodidae (Psychoda 2 2 sp.) Chironomidae 1 2 (Chironomus spp.) Tabanidae (Chrysops 5 1 sp.) Simulidae (Simulium 5 1 3.1 venustum) Coenagrionidae 7 2 (critically (Ischnura sp.
The following 17 Dipteran families were recorded for both sites: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.