Scientific name Scaptia lata
|Similar Scaptia, Astylus trifasciatus, Horse‑fly, Tabanus, Tabanus bovinus|
Scaptia lata, coliguacho or tabano negro is a large horse fly whose range includes southern Chile and southern Argentina. The fly has a striking reddish-orange coloration on the side of its thorax and abdomen. It is generally around 2 cm. in adult size.
Like most species of horse flies, the females of Scaptia lata need to feed on mammalian blood before they can produce eggs.