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Tabanomorpha (horseflies, snipe flies & soldier flies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Infraorder)

STRATIOMYOIDEA (soldier flies)
STRATIOMYIDAE (soldierflies), eg: Nemotelus uliginosus (Barred Snout) - Female - at Marsh Mallow flower - front-three-quarter view
Superfamily 22 subtaxa 14 ident refs
TABANOIDEA (horseflies, snipe flies & water snipe flies)
RHAGIONIDAE (snipe flies, down-looker fly), eg: Rhagio lineola (Small Fleck-winged Snipefly) - Male - dorsal view TABANIDAE (horseflies, deerflies, gad flies, stouts, clegs, horsefly), eg: Haematopota pluvialis (Notch-horned Cleg) - Female - dorsal view
Superfamily 23 subtaxa 14 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Papp, L. & Darvas, B., 1997 Palaearctic Diptera Vol 2: Nematocera and Lower Brachycera
Stubbs, A.E. & Drake, M., 2001 British Soldierflies and their Allies
Stubbs, A.E. & Drake, M., 2014 British Soldierflies and their Allies (2nd ed)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 10 general literature references to Tabanomorpha (horseflies, snipe flies & soldier flies)

Tabanomorpha may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(two-winged flies)
(short-horned flies)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of Tabanomorpha (horseflies, snipe flies & soldier flies)

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