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Scaptia lata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tabanidae
Scientific name  Scaptia lata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Genus  Scaptia
Rank  Species
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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.

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Scaptia lata Wikipedia


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