Yellow Fly of the Dismal Swamp (Diachlorus ferrugatus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Yellow Fly of the Dismal Swamp (Diachlorus ferrugatus)

I can attest that this one is a female. females BITE! I suffered through it because I really wanted a photo 😀
After I got the photo, I went over, stripped off some fresh bayberry leaves and rubbed them on my leg. She quickly left me alone.

Order: Diptera. Subfamily Tabaninae – Horse Flies

I take exception to the common name chosen by Bugguide. My swamp is HARDLY dismal LOL

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/yellow_fly.htm

Shown on New York Native female shin.

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