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 (tə-bā′nĭd, -băn′ĭd)
Any of various bloodsucking dipteran flies of the family Tabanidae, which includes the horseflies and deerflies.

[New Latin Tabānidae, family name, from Latin tabānus, horsefly.]

ta·ba′nid adj.
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(Animals) any stout-bodied fly of the dipterous family Tabanidae, the females of which have mouthparts specialized for sucking blood: includes the horseflies
[C19: from Latin tabānus horsefly]
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(ˈtæb ə nɪd, təˈbeɪ nɪd, -ˈbæn ɪd)

any bloodsucking fly of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
[1890–95; < New Latin Tabanidae <Taban(us) a genus (Latin tabānus gadfly)]
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n. L. tabanus, tábano, vector de la orden Diptera, mosca trasmisora del gusano causante de enfermedades infeciosas tal como la tularemia.
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Differences in morphometry and activity among Tabanid fly assemblages in an Andean tropical montane cloud forest: Indication of altitudinal migration?
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evansi is transmitted by a fly (mainly of the tabanid family; Dequesnes, 2004), so that transmission by direct contact in agonistic encounters is not a factor.
Herbivores become infected when grazing on contaminated land, when bitten by Tabanid flies with contaminated mouthparts, or by ingesting contaminated feed (2).
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Their next step was to compare these animals' geographic ranges with different variables, including woodland areas, ranges of large predators, temperature, and the geographic distribution of glossinid (tsetse flies) and tabanid (horseflies) biting flies.
While in the field together they developed some novel collecting techniques for Tabanidae, one of which involved Pamela driving the vehicle in extra-low ratio while Brian would stalk along at the back and yell--STOP--followed by a crash as he swiped at a tabanid. He would then slowly and carefully circle the car staring at the sides and tyres, tabanids being attracted to the shadowed 'under belly' of the beast and the hot dark tyres.19 Over the following years Brian and Pamela had three children together, Ingrid (b.
Prevalence of the disease is presumably related to the density of definitive hosts as well as the abundance of tabanid vectors.
As such, most of the dipteran species collected are generally associated with decay and fungus, although two tabanid species were collected.
Conservation effort to preserve blood feeders of vertebrates would be challenging, especially with the South African tabanid pollinators of Disa species about which so little is known (Goldblatt & Manning, 2000).