What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Hello from Florida!
Female Black Horsefly preparing the "cradle" for her offspring on Sago Noted several pictures of this type of fly but w/o the egg sac.
Evi

Hi Evi,
The female Black Horse Fly, Tabanus atratus, deposits her eggs on a plant near the water’s edge.

Update: (07/14/2008)
Hello from Florida!
If not Tabanus atratus – what is it?? In any case, we collected egg sac including substrate directly below (damp and marshy) Hopefully, the maggots will hatch for us, helping us with ID. Thanks for your immediate response!
EVI

hi Evi,
We are confused by your new email. We agree that this is a Black Horse Fly, Tabanus atratus. We posted your photo and replied directly to you. Perhaps there was some garbling with the communication.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Share →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>