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Revision of the austral horse fly tribe Scionini (Diptera: Tabanidae)

Lessard, Bryan

Description

The hairy-eyed horse fly tribe Scionini comprises over 280 species and are austral in distribution, occurring in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and South America. Most adult females are blood-feeding and can transmit multiple diseases to humans and animals, although both sexes are important pollinators of many plants. The current taxonomy of the tribe is hindered by the limited availability of reliable diagnostic characters, as many genera are often weakly diagnosed by combinations of few...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70148
Source: Austral Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/aen.12076

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