Yellow Fly of the Dismal Swamp (Diachlorus ferrugatus)

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

Females BITE!

Natural repellent tip:  stripped off some fresh bayberry leaves and rubbed them on your extremities.

Order: Diptera. Subfamily Tabaninae – Horse Flies

I take exception to the common name chosen by Bugguide. My swamp is HARDLY dismal LOL  https://bugguide.net/node/view/50378

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

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1 comment
  1. Meta Chalker said:

    You are right. Swamps can be quite beautiful in their own right.
    Horseflies……Ugh. I have been bitten more than once. They really hurt.
    This one is quite pretty.

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