Philoliche longirostris

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Philoliche longirostris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Philoliche
Species: P. longirostris
Binomial name
Philoliche longirostris
(Hardwicke, 1823)

Pangonia longirostris

Philoliche longirostris is a fly of the Tabanidae family native to India,[1] specifically the Himalayas.[2] It was first identified by Thomas Hardwicke in 1823.[3] Notable is its proboscis, which is "many times longer than its body".[2]


  1. ^ Wood, John George (1874). Insects abroad: Being a popular account of foreign insects, their structure, habits, and transformations. Longmans, Green and Co. pp. 751–52. 
  2. ^ a b Allbutt, Thomas Clifford (1907). A System of medicine. 2. Macmillan. p. 178. 
  3. ^ Evenhuis, N.L. (1989). Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian regions. 86. Apollo Books. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-930897-37-6.