family Tabanidae

noun
horseflies
Syn: ↑Tabanidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Diptera, ↑order Diptera
Member Meronyms: ↑horsefly, ↑cleg, ↑clegg, ↑horse fly

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  • Tabanoidea — Taxobox name = Tabanoidea image width = 250px image caption = Rhagio mystaceus from family Rhagionidae regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • horsefly — [hôrs′flī΄] n. pl. horseflies 〚ME hors fleege〛 1. any of a number of large dipterous flies (family Tabanidae), the female of which sucks the blood of horses, cattle, etc. 2. any of various other dipterous flies that bite or infest horses, esp.… …   Universalium

  • tabanid — /tab euh nid, teuh bay nid, ban id/, n. 1. any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Tabanidae. [1890 95; < NL Tabanidae name of the family …   Universalium

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