Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus)

VERY LARGE! female. Feeds on mammals. Not particularly inclined to bite humans, but should you get bit you will know it. More a pest of livestock.

Learn: http://www.bugguide.net/node/view/17584

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1 comment
  1. Ah, we share this species with you – and it’s been a VERY good year for them here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many flying around as I have this year.

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