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Tabanus spodopteroides?--> Ok
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Posted on 31-07-2014 23:30
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This horse-fly was walking apart from the river, where it could have emerged, but also one wing was not good to fly.

Locality: Iberian peninsula: Catalonia: Girona province: Beuda: Riera de Rajolins: 31T DG77: 350 masl
Date: 22/06/2014
Habitat: Small stream riverside, with rocks, Salix spp. and stone-oak forest
Sex: Female
Size: 20.5 mm

It looks like T. spodopteroides but frontal index is 1: 3.3, when following Fauna Iberica keys (Portillo-Rubio, 2002), it should be 1:4 (In fact it is 3.8)

Image shows hind leg, with red hairs on underside tarsi
rafael_carbonell attached the following image:

Edited by rafael_carbonell on 14-03-2016 23:13
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Posted on 01-08-2014 11:54

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Yes, that is spodopteroides, nice work.

The point is, that the frontal stripe is much narrower in all other species !

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Posted on 25-01-2023 23:00
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