Scaptia lata

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Scaptia lata
Scaptia lata 11 Feb 2010 Volcan Osorno Chile.jpg
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S. lata
Binomial name
Scaptia lata
Synonyms

Tabanus lata Guérin-Méneville, 1835

Scaptia lata, coliguacho or tabano negro is a large horse fly whose range includes southern Chile and southern Argentina.[1][2] The fly has a striking reddish-orange coloration on the side of its thorax and abdomen. It is generally around 2 cm. in adult size.

Like most species of horse flies, the females of Scaptia lata need to feed on mammalian blood before they can produce eggs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horse Fly from Patagonia". What's That Bug. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Tábano - Coliguacho (Colihuacho)". Pucón Chile. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  3. ^ González, C. R.; Sanhueza, Y. (2004). "Comparative study of mouthparts of the female of three species of Scaptia (Scaptia) Walker from Chile (Diptera: Tabanidae)". Acta Entomológica Chilena. Instituto de Entomología. 28 (1): 23–31. ISSN 0716-5072. OCLC 487184759.