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Tabanus autumnalis (Large Marsh Horse Fly)

Synonyms: Tabanus auctumnalis; Tabanus bovinus; Tabanus brunnescens; Tabanus molestans

Wikipedia Abstract

Tabanus autumnalis, the large marsh horsefly, is a medium sized species of biting horse-fly. It is somewhat scarce compared to T. bromius and T. bovinus. This species shows slightly more of a preference for coastal marsh than some of the other European Tabanus, sometime even found in saltmashes. Wing length is 13–16 mm and about 16–22 mm in body length.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
East Hampshire Hangers 1408 England, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Orfordness – Shingle Street 2227 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent and Isle of Wight Lagoons 90 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

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

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anabolia nervosa (Quiverfly)1
Anacaena lutescens1
Chrysops caecutiens (Splayed Deer Fly)1
Chrysops relictus (Twin-lobed Deer Fly)1
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)1
Haematopota crassicornis (Black-horned Cleg)1
Hybomitra micans (Black-legged Horse Fly)1
Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer)1
Martes martes (European Pine Marten)1
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)1
Phryganea grandis1
Pirata piraticus (Spider)1
Sericostoma personatum (Welshman's Button Caddisfly)1
Simulium aureum1
Tabanus bovinus (Pale Giant Horse Fly)2
Tabanus bromius (Band-eyed Brown Horse Fly)2
Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)1


Merops apiaster (European Bee-eater)[2]


Europe, Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Krebs, J. R., & Avery, M. I. (1985). Central place foraging in the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster. The Journal of Animal Ecology, 459-472.
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