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Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.89 no.3 Rio de Janeiro Jul./Sept. 1994 

A preliminary checklist and key to the genera and subgenera of Tabanidae (Diptera) of Bolivia with particular reference to Santa Cruz Department

Jonh E. Chainey1 

Martin Junior Hall1 

José L. Aramayo B.2 

Paolo Bettella2 

The Natural History Museum, Department of Entomology, London, UK

Universidad Autónoma "Gabriel René Moreno", Museo de Historia Natural "Noel Kempff Mercado", Sección Entomología, Santa Cruz, Bolivia


This paper documents 32 genera and 167 species of Tabanidae reported from Bolivia. All available data are cited for each species. A key to genera and subgenera is presented and includes illustrations. This preliminary checklist and key is intended as a baseline for further study, the aim of which is to establish which species are of greatest economic importance.

Key words: Tabanidae; Bolivia; checklist; keys


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