Chrysops sepulcralis

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Chrysops sepulcralis
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Chrysops sepulcralis
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C. sepulcralis
Binomial name
Chrysops sepulcralis
(Fabricius, 1794)

Chrysops sepulcralis is a species of 'horse flies' belonging to the family Tabanidae.

It is a Palearctic species with a limited distribution in Europe [1]

Description[edit]

The abdomen is black, dorsally and ventrally, and without a conspicuous yellow pattern. The frons and face are almost entirely bare, shining brown.

Biology[edit]

Chrysops sepulcralis is found near ponds and boggy areas on heaths and moors.

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