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Chrysops sepulcralis

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Chrysops sepulcralis
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Chrysops sepulcralis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae
Tribe: Chrysopsini
Genus: Chrysops
C. sepulcralis
Binomial name
Chrysops sepulcralis
(Fabricius, 1794)[1]
  • Chrysops maurus Siebke, 1863[2]

Chrysops sepulcralis is a species of 'horse flies' belonging to the family Tabanidae.[3]

It is a Palearctic species with a limited distribution in Europe [4]


The abdomen is black, dorsally and ventrally, and without a conspicuous yellow pattern. The frons and face are almost entirely bare, shining brown.


Chrysops sepulcralis is found near ponds and boggy areas on heaths and moors.

Source: "Chrysops sepulcralis", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th),

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  1. ^ Fabricius, J.C. (1794). Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Vol. 4. Hafniae [=Copenhagen]: C. G. Proft. pp. [6] + 472 + [5] pp.
  2. ^ Siebke, J.H.S. (1863). "Beretning om en i sommeren 1861 foretagen entomologisk reise". Nytt Mag. Naturvidensk. 12: 105–192.
  3. ^ Moucha, J. (1976). "Horse-flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of the World. Synoptic Catalogue" (PDF). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae Supplements. 7: 1–320. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  4. ^ Fauna Europaea

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