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Tabanus bovinus (Pale Giant Horse Fly)

Synonyms: Tabanus auratus

Wikipedia Abstract

Tabanus bovinus, sometimes called the pale giant horse-fly, is a species of biting horse-fly. As the name suggests, it prefers bovine animals as the source of blood, although it may bite other kind of mammals as well. The insect is relatively large for a horse-fly, adults usually being 25–30 mm long. Like most other horseflies, its compound eyes are very colorful with stripe-like patterns. Its body and wings are mostly colored brownish gray.
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Prey / Diet

Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)[1]
Ochlerotatus punctor <Unverified Name>[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Chrysops caecutiens (Splayed Deer Fly)1
Chrysops relictus (Twin-lobed Deer Fly)1
Hybomitra micans (Black-legged Horse Fly)1
Tabanus autumnalis (Large Marsh Horse Fly)2
Tabanus bromius (Band-eyed Brown Horse Fly)2


Europe, Russia, North Africa;



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