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Black Horsefly (female)

Tabanus atratus

Description:

This is a huge fly, and a female due to the separated eyes. These huge flies rarely bite humans, but can be vectors of many diseases, including anthrax.

Habitat:

Found in an open area near woodlands and pond.

Notes:

Lifer!

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1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much, Lauren.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Nice one!

New York, USA

Lat: 42.35, Long: -74.02

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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