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About 15 mm long. Help with ID appreciated!
Spotted in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest, near a pond. Alt. 1400m ASL.
There are many representatives of this genus around... here is another candidate:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabanus_bro...http://www.entomart.be/INS-0502.html
Ashish I have commented further, thanks. I am looking at the whole genus right now.
Daniele... must update as Argy commented.. I am agree with him... Might be Lars too....
Thanks Argy! The colour indeed was bugging me... I should have at look these... At least there's agreement on the genus! Thanks again Ashish and Satyen too.
Argy you might got it...
If you want a yellow one Tabanus sudeticus (m) http://diptera.info/photogallery.php?pho...?
Thanks for doing the work Ashish! And thank you again Lars. I will update shortly.
Ashish is right. Tabanus nemoralis. (6 segments of the abdomen, touching eyes, furred)...was a bit confused because horseflies look a bit bolder from a top view than from this sideview.
Horsefly...Tabanus nemoralis which find with very touched eyes...
Thanks Lars! Sorry it's all I got, it flew off in a fraction of a second:-( I often walk in this area so I'll try to keep an eye out for his relatives...
Not easy to identify without a view on the abdomen's pattern...is there any? Nice macro 2nd shot, btw :)
Spotted on Jun 21, 2012 Submitted on Jul 10, 2012
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