Chrysops atlanticus is a species of fly belonging to the family Tabanidae. It is a medium-sized fly, typically measuring between 8 and 10 mm in length. It has a black body with yellowish-brown markings on its thorax and abdomen. Its distinguishing feature is its long antennae, which are twice as long as its body. It is found in the eastern United States, primarily in the coastal regions. Its lifespan is approximately two weeks. Its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Chrysops atlanticus is a species of fly belonging to the family Tabanidae. The genus name Chrysops is derived from the Greek words chrysos, meaning "golden", and ops, meaning "eye". This is in reference to the golden eyes of the fly. The species name atlanticus is derived from the Latin word atlanticus, meaning "of the Atlantic", referring to the Atlantic Ocean.
Related Species: Chrysops caecutiens, Chrysops dimidiatus, Chrysops fuliginosus, Chrysops relictus