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Black Horse Fly

Tabanus atratus


Took photos over the course of 20-30 minutes as this Black Horse Fly laid her eggs on a brick wall. Seemed like a rather unpromising location ...


Also called Mourning Horse Fly
Scooba, Miss.

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suzmonk 4 years ago

Thanks, Mark. And you're quite right ... must make time. Cuz why? Makes me happy, that's why.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Never too busy! What a black beastie! :)

suzmonk 4 years ago

Checking in. Dang, so busy, so sorry. But I dug this ... someone has to be the horse fly. And they're beautiful in a fierce way.

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 32.83, Long: -88.48

Spotted on Aug 22, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

Spotted for mission

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