family Tabanidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Tabanidae - horseflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
cleg, clegg, horse fly, horsefly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
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Tabanus bromius is one of the most common and variable species of dipterous family Tabanidae with a wide distribution.
agrarius mice and goats in Jiangsu Province, China (21), and from the gadfly (species not defined) in the family Tabanidae in Henan Province, China (17).
The family Tabanidae includes horse flies, deer flies, and yellow flies, which are considered significant pests of livestock in the United States (Hansens 1979; Goodwin et al.