Tabanus autumnalis

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Tabanus autumnalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Tabanus
Species: T. autumnalis
Linnaeus, 1761
Binomial name
Tabanus autumnalis
Synonyms
  • Tabanus brunnescens Szilady, 1914
  • Tabanus molestans Becker, 1914

Tabanus autumnalis, the large marsh horsefly, is a medium-sized species of biting horse-fly. It is somewhat scarce compared to T. bromius and T. bovinus. This species shows slightly more of a preference for coastal marsh than some of the other European Tabanus, sometime even found in saltmashes. Wing length is 13–16 mm and about 16–22 mm in body length.[1]

See also[edit]

List of soldierflies and allies recorded in Britain

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.