INHS - Bulletins 1980s

Bulletins from the 1980s

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INHS B34-02: Aster and Brachyactis in Illinois

Author: Jones, A.G.
1989; 55 pages.


INHS B33-04: The Crayfishes and Shrimps (Decapoda) of Illinois

Author: Page, L.M.
1985; 113 pages.


INHS B33-01: The Diptera, or True Flies, of Illinois. I Tabanidae

Authors: Pechuman, L.L., D.W. Webb, and H.J. Teskey
1983; 122 pages.

The tabanids, or horse flies and deer flies, are well known to dairy farmers and livestock producers as well as to campers, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts as annoying and pain-inflicting inhabitants of most wooded areas of Illinois. These large and persistent flies impart a painful bite and can occur in large enough numbers to make canoeing and hiking virtually impossible. The tabanid fauna of Illinois has never been studied, although several of the surrounding states have published various reports: Indiana (Burton 1975; Meyer & Sanders 1975), Wisconsin (Roberts & Dicke 1958), Iowa (Richards & Knight 1967), Missouri (Andrews & Wingo 1975), Tennessee (Goodwin 1966), Michigan (Hays 1956), Ohio (Hine 1903), Minnesota (Phillip 1931), and Arkansas (Schwardt 1936; Schwardt & Hall 1930). This study is intended to make available in brief form our present knowledge of the tabanids in the central United States, with keys for their determination, and the distribution of those species occurring in Illinois. No attempt is made to give detailed taxonomic descriptions of species. If needed, these can be found for most species in the papers of Brennan (1935) and Stone (1938). Philip (1954, 1955) has keys to all the North American Pangoniinae and Chrysopsinae known at the time. the most recent list of the North American species of Tabanidae is given by Philip (1965).


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