Tabanidae (Diptera) of Texas: 1. Coastal marsh species, West Galveston Bay;
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Collection of Tabanidae in estuarine marshes and meadows of West Galveston Bay, Brazoria County, Texas (USA) produced 16,235 specimens of 20 spp, and subspecies in 3 genera; 3 in Chrysops, 1 in Chlorotabanus, and 16 in Tabanus. Nearly all material was collected with 6 modified Manitoba Traps and 3 modified Animal Traps. Routine collections were made weekly April 2-Sept. 29. T. nigrovittatus Macquart included 88% of the material taken and was found throughout most of the season (April 19-Sept. 29). Six other dominants included most (89%) of the remaining 12% (in decreasing order of abundance): T. sulcifrons Macquart, T. texanus Hine, T. lineola var. hinellus Philip, T. subsimilis Bellardi, T. stygius Say and Chroysops flavidus Wiedemann.