Status of some names associated with the salt marsh greenhead fly, Tabanus nigrovittatus Macquart (Diptera: Tabanidae) in eastern Coastal North America and lectotype designation for Tabanus conterminus Walker
Burger, J.; Sofield, R.; Freeman, J.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78(1): 12-13
Recent studies have demonstrated that Tabanus nigrovittatus Macquart, the Atlantic coastal salt marsh greenhead fly, consists of a complex of at least two distinct species. Stepwise discriminant analysis of four morphological characters of T. simulans Walker and T. conterminus Walker type specimens showed that T. conterminus is the second species in the complex in northeastern salt marshes. T. simulans is conspecific with T. nigrovittatus.