Tabanus samarensis Philip, 1959
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- Apr 1945
Description (holotype, female). Length, 14 mm. Eyes bare. Front slightly widened above, index 1 :7.3, buff gray pollinose with a sooty band across the vertex, callosity mahogany brown, oblong and taller than broad, filling the lower part of the front, tridentate above, the median prong narrow but widening into a spindle- shaped, blackish brown median callus in the middle third of the front. Subcallus sooty brown with wide yellow collars above the antennal fossae. Face and cheeks buff gray with creamy white pile. First two segments brown, black haired, the third segments missing. Palpi pale yellow, the second segment long and rather slender, basally a little thickened, the apex pointed. Notum and scutellum blackish brown, thinly dusted with gray pollen and with inconspicuous brassy and short black hairs, unlined; reddish brown on margins around wing bases. Pleura, chest, and coxae ash gray with creamy pile. Femora blackish brown with mostly pale hairs. Tibiae dull reddish, the distal third of the fore pair, tips of hind pair, and tarsi blackish, mostly black haired. Wings subhyaline, narrowly brown along the costal margin to the apex of the wing. No spur-veins, cell R5 open. Subepaulets hairy. Halteres brown, bright yellow on the seams. Abdomen with first tergite black, a wide reddish incisure, black haired with median patches of yellow hairs; second tergite broadly reddish to chestnut brown, the median black spot bisected by a narrow triangle of buff-gray pollen, a pair of flat, inverted, gray pollinose triangles on the anterior margin on either side above the median black spot, and below each triangle a pair of isolated, ovoid gray spots which are accentuated in certain lights, all of these gray spots overlain by black, not pale, hairs; third tergite entirely reddish brown with a darker, indefinite median shadow, but no gray pollinose spots; tergite 4 blackish brown, with reddish shad- ings on the sides; the remaining tergites black with red edges, except tergite 7, which is entirely black. All tergites but seventh with small, median tufts of yel- low hairs over very low, yellow triangles which are the expansion of mostly black haired incisures. Lateral margins of abdomen yellow haired. Venter reddish with dark median shadows, mostly black haired with pale haired incisures, darker caudad.
[Label H] HOLOTYPE Tabanus samarensis#F CBPhilip'59n.sp.; [Label 1] 331; [Label 2] 1:7.3; [Label 3] eyes(relax) green unbanded; [Label 4] COLL. J.LAFFOON; [Label 5] Osmena, Samar IV1945
16 Mar 2016
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- Tabanus samarensis Philip, 1959. Apr 1945. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhentomology_9150614&repo=DPLA. (Accessed October 20, 2019.)
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- (Apr 1945) Tabanus samarensis Philip, 1959. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhentomology_9150614&repo=DPLA
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