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Horse Fly

Tabanus atratus


Super large Horse Fly over an inch long taking a break and getting a drink on the lily pads in the garden koi pond. In the third photo you can see some of the light blue coloration on the abdomen. :-)


This horsefly is able to survive in a wide range of habitats although it cannot survive in extreme climates such as mountain tops or deserts. It requires moist environments in which to lay eggs, and mammals to feed on. Terrestrial Biomes: savanna or grassland ; chaparral ; forest Other Habitat Features: suburban ; agricultural. Encyclopedia of life:

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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