Larvae and pupae of three European Tabanus species (Diptera, Tabanidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 39: 293-297, 1977
Abstract: The author presents the descriptions of last instar larvae and pupae of three
European Tabanus species (T. autumnalis Linne, 1761; T. bromius Linne, 1761; T.
maculicornis Zetterstedt, 1842) and gives diagnostic characters of both larvae
and pupae. Many detailed differences were ascertained and figured both on the
head capsule of larvae and on its appendages. The main purposes of this paper
are descriptions of pupae; pupa of T. autumnalis L . is described for the first
time. Keys for determination of larvae and pupae of the mentioned species of
genus Tabanus L. are included.
Key words: Diptera, Tabanidae, immature stages, larva, pupa, key to species, Europe