J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 145, 2014
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Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario
Volume 145, 2014
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J.L. Ringrose, K.F. Abraham, and D.V. Beresford. 2014. New range records, and a comparison of sweep netting and Malaise trap catches of horse flies and deer flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) in Northern Ontario. J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 145: 3-14.
J. ent. Soc. Ont. Volume 145: 3-14
Horse flies and deer flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) were surveyed in northern Ontario, Canada in 2011, at 11 sites, and 2012, at 12 sites using Malaise traps and daily sweep netting. A total of 2168 tabanids representing 30 species: 10 Chrysops, 18 Hybomitra, and two Tabanus were collected. Malaise traps caught fewer individuals than sweep netting but more species: 850 tabanids of 28 species, eight of which were not caught by sweep netting. Sweep netting caught 1318 tabanids of 22 species, with two not found in Malaise trap samples. The first record of Hybomitra osburni (Hine) in Ontario, and range extensions for several other species are given.