March Flies, 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 Bibionidae.    [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    


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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.

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