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Horse-fly

Pangonius sp.

Description:

Pangonius is a genus within the horse-fly family (Tabanidae), often misspelled as Pangonia; Latreille originally published the name as Pangonius in 1802, emending it in 1804 to Pangonia, but the emendation is not valid under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

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3 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thanks for your comments dcslaugh.

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 5 years ago

Nice spotting!

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 5 years ago

Horse-flies have appeared in literature since Aeschylus in Ancient Greece mentioned them driving people to madness through their persistent pursuit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-fly

KostasZontanos
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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Jan 5, 2016
Submitted on Jan 5, 2016

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