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The body is pale green with eyes and thorax that are yellowish green
It's the only green tabanid(horse and deer fly) in North America. Usually found in the soil at the edge of water and floating vegetation occasionally in forest soil.
Size: about 18mm Season: mid-March to mid-September with its most activity ranging from May to mid-July (In Florida). Food: females feed on mammalian blood and if you are wondering your blood will do fine :P
Spotted on May 29, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014