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
Shown on New York Native female shin.