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Compendium Spot ID Tutorials Labs Glossary NC Pests

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Spot ID Characters for the Family

Tabanidae

Horse Flies and Deer Flies


Key Characters:

  • Large compound eyes cover most of head
  • Third antennal segment elongate and annulated
  • Veins R4 and R5 diverge to enclose wing tip

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The horse flies or deer flies are stout bodied and have large, brightly colored compound eyes.  In addition, these insects have a third antennal segment that is elongated, and veins on R4 and R5 diverge to enclose the wing tip.