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Which tabanus species?
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Posted on 18-05-2023 15:17

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about 15mm in length, clear wings, black and golden hair; eyes not striped.

Seen today in my garden in Liechtenstein. Thanks in advance for your help!

By the way, how can I attach a second image?
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Edited by Buba on 18-05-2023 17:15
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Posted on 18-05-2023 15:38

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi, it belongs to the Tabanidae - if you change your thread's title accordingly you will get the species name very soon.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 18-05-2023 16:17

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Edited by Buba on 18-05-2023 16:19
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Posted on 18-05-2023 16:48

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I believe I have found the species: it is tabanus bovinus, female.

I have just retrieved a key to European horse flies which allows to determine this fly as tabanus bovinus (due to the slim body, the brownish colour, the size, the face marks, the form of the antennae). It closely resembles T autumnalis, which would, however, be larger, thicker and mostly greyish.

By the way, thank you Eric for directing me towards the tabanidae!
Edited by Buba on 18-05-2023 17:25
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Posted on 26-05-2023 16:20

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But the eye is banded !
Please check my book on Homeodactyla, ID as bromius is straightforward.

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