What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

giant black fly
August 15, 2009
I found this huge fly in a wooded area by my work which is in Ajax, Ontario (just east of Toronto). It was well over an inch long, as you can see in the photo. I managed to take a picture, but the camera at my work was not the greatest, so the quality isn’t the best, but you can clearly see just how big this fly actually is.
any way is fine
Ajax, Ontario

Black Horse Fly

Black Horse Fly

Dear any way is fine,
This is a Black Horse Fly, Tabanus atratus.  Females of the species suck mammalian blood, but the males, like the one in your photo, are harmless.

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