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Black horse fly (male)

tabanus atratus

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27 Comments (1–25)

KarenL a year ago

Thank you Candice!

CandiceB a year ago

Looks like a Stealth fighter ! Awesome

KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Antonio! From memory I think this "Alien" was about an inch long!

AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

Great Karen,i like to go in the past of my friends spotting list's to find precious like this:)alien!what's the size of this beauty?

KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Carol!

CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

Looks like a stealth plane. Awesome!

KarenL 2 years ago

It was - for a fly! About an inch I think!

Jeannette 2 years ago

It looks huge...

KarenL 2 years ago


Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Beam me (and my horse) up Scotty.. and make it quick.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Alien`s spaceship

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 2 years ago

Woooow Amazing!

RickBohler 2 years ago


KarenL 2 years ago

Ashish, he is definitely proving that black is the color to wear for any occasion! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Hi Karen... Shall I call this one Zorro fly... :)

KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Harsha!
LauraMaria, you are right he does! I thought he looked a bit like a character out of MIB or the Matrix!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Beautiful black.

LauraMaria 2 years ago

WOW now he looks cool. He looks like he's all dressed up in his leathers ready to take his motorcycle for a spin. He's even rubbing his hands with joy at the thought! :D Those eyes though... woah. What a cool find, Karen!

KarenL 2 years ago

Ha ha! Juan, check out the other horse fly I spotted - it's already in camo!

I think this fly looks like a fighting jet or a spy airplane, Ive never seen a fly with those gigantic eyes

KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Guys!
textless, I'm sure he is a menace, but thankfully he wasn't interested in me! :)

Feche 2 years ago


textless 2 years ago

He looks like a menace. :) Nice photos!

KarenL 2 years ago

Thanks Guys! Lars, I agree he does look like a crazy little dude with his 'sunglasses' on!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 2 years ago

WOW!! Absolutely amazing!!

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.90, Long: -86.96

Spotted on Sep 27, 2011
Submitted on Sep 27, 2011

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