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Haematopota pseudolusitanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Subfamily: Tabaninae
Tribe: Haematopotini
Genus: Haematopota
Meigen, 1803

Chrysozona Meigen, 1800

Haematopota is a genus of fly in the horse-fly family, Tabanidae. Among the horse-flies, they are most commonly known as clegs. Many species have colorful, patterned eyes in life, a character that fades after death.[1] The genus is named from the Ancient Greek for blood-drinker: αἷμα, haîma, blood; πότης, pótës, drinker.[2]

The genus contains the following species:[3][4]


  1. ^ Chainey, J. E. (1993). Horse-flies, deer-flies and clegs (Tabanidae). In: Medical Insects and Arachnids. Springer Netherlands. Chapter 8: pp. 310-32.
  2. ^ Agassiz, Louis; Corti, Elio. "Nomenclator Zoologicus". Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Stubbs, A.; Drake, M. (2001). British Soldierflies and Their Allies: A Field Guide to the Larger British Brachycera. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 512 pp. ISBN 1-899935-04-5. 
  4. ^ Stone, A.L.; Philip, B. (August 1974). The Oriental Species of the Tribe Haematopotini (Diptera, Tabanidae). Technical Bulletin. 1489. Washington D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service. p. 240. 

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