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Bee Deer Fly


A Chrysops sp. (Tabanidae) fly found under a leaf. Deer flies have wing petterns, colorful eyes as shown above and a sharp proboscis for piercing skins to suck blood. This species has bright warning colors like a bee.


Around Tawau Hills Park, Sabah, Malaysia. I spotted it under the leaf of this plant


A month later on, I was bitten at the elbow by a deer fly similar to this, see last photo. The bite causes a slight sharp pain with itchiness. >>>Map accuracy : 20m diameter.

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Deer Fly
Chrysops sp. deer-fly-chrysops-sp-1

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 1, 2009
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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