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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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.
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.
Eventually, black flies, and other hematophagous insects of the Culicidae, Psychodidae, Ceratopogonidae, and Tabanidae families, were collected.
Sarcophagidae), Ceroxys latisculus (Loew) (Otitidae), and unidentified taxa of Chironomidae, Tachinidae, Scathophagidae, Tabanidae, and Dolichopodidae.
Diptera were the most-frequent insects eaten by willow flycatchers in southern Nevada and western Arizona" comprising 39% of prey and composed of a variety of families including Tabanidae and Dolichopodidae (Wiesenborn & Heydon 2007).
The order of abundance comprised Psychodidae, Tipulidae, Tabanidae, Culicidae, Muscidae, and Dolichopodidae (De Oliveira et al.
Ceratopogonidae Allohelea johannseni (Wirth) Clinohelea bimaculata (Loew) Tabanidae Chlorotabanus 1 crepuscularis (Bequaert) Tabanus americanus Forster Tabanus lineola 4 Fabricius Tabanus trijunctus Walker Mydidae Mydas carbonifer Osten Sacken Mydas clavatus (Drury) Mydas maculiventris 3 (Westwood) Phyllomydas 1 parvulus (Westwood) Stratiomyidae Hedriodiscus 2 trivittatus (Say) Odontomyia sp.
Stratiomyiidae, Erinnidae, Coenomyidae, Tabanidae, Pantophthalmidae, Rhagionidae.