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Hippo Fly

Tabanus biguttatus


A large wingspan up to 50 mm. This specimen is small and half the adult size. Adults attack large mammals such as hippos as blood suckers. Their larva feed on insect larva and tadpoles in mud pans.


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Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 8 years ago

Thank you Cbenito!

cbenito00 8 years ago

Great picture! What an interesting fly.

Wendy Clapham
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Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 10, 2013
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013

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