What is the part of a bow tie marked in the picture called?

An adjustable strap with a hook-and-bar type of closure. The strap is circular, with something attached to the front side (opposite the closure), but the image has been obfuscated with a big black rectangle, so we can only guess that there's a fake bow tie attached. The strap portion has the obligatory hand-drawn red circle around it.

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    It's known as "cheating".
    – Peeja
    Feb 19 '14 at 20:40

A pre-tied bow tie refers to a bow tie that is already formed into a fixed bow, and is fastened onto a collar using an adjustable neckstrap.

The (usually metal) bits that link the two ends of the neckstrap together are called the clasp.

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