Horsefly (Chlorotabanus crepuscularis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Horsefly (Chlorotabanus crepuscularis)

“Larvae predaceous, usually in soil at edge of water and in floating vegetation, occasionally in forest soil”

Female adults bite mammals; shown on native blackberry bramble (Rubus spp.)

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/17583

A better view from Sept 2010 shown on Florida native plant, WATER COWBANE (Tiedemannia filiformis):

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