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True Horse Fly

Tabanus sp.


Large fly, large eyes that covers almost the whole head. Thorax is grayish and fuzzy. Abdomen is brown and a white line goes across it vertically.


Found on a LED lightbulb, in the kitchen. Widespread throughout the world. Known to bite hoofed animals and bovines, hence the name and also humans sometimes, could be painful but I haven't experienced it yet and hopefully won't.


Tabanus lineola?

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Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 12, 2021
Submitted on Jul 28, 2023

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