Horse Flies. A well studied family because of its medical significance. They
have large eyes and a strong
proboscis and labella.
Most Australian species suck blood, but a few are flower feeders. In
Europe and N. America the term March fly applies to the
[243 Aust species]
Most species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.
|Cydistomyia avida||Plinthina vertebrata||TabanidGC sp. 1||TabanidGC sp. 2|
|TabanidGC sp. 3||TabanidGC sp. 4||TabanidGC sp. 5||TabanidGC sp. 6|
|TabanidGC sp. 7||TabanidGC sp. 8|
|filename: gvc3256||filename: gvc0191||filename: gvc2362||filename: gvc2334|
Insects of Australia (Chapter 39: Diptera)
D.H. Colless and D.K. McAlpine
CSIRO, Division of Entomology
1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.