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Tabanidae, Mexico, Oaxaca
Paul Hoekstra
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Posted on 17-08-2022 22:13

Location: Netherlands
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This type of Tabanid was very common in this area. I found this one in a swimming pool. Using the manual of central american Diptera I key this to the genus Tabanus. Could that be correct? Is it possible to identify it to species level?

23 July 2022, La Crucecita, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Thanks for any reply,
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Posted on 19-08-2022 18:55

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To be honest, I don’t think so. Pleae show us a closeup of the basicosta.

Edited by Zeegers on 19-08-2022 18:55
Paul Hoekstra
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Posted on 19-08-2022 20:04

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Thank you. If I take the other lead in the key with the basicosta, then I end up with Stenotabanus. See attached a picture of the base of the wing and a picture of the frons:
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Posted on 20-08-2022 07:30

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Yes, that is bare and yes, Stenotabanus was what I was thinking.

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