Have not seen this before
Location: Patchogue, NY on Long Island. Close to the Great South Bay.
August 13, 2010 6:17 pm
I live on Long Island in New York State.
I found this bug relaxing on the side of my home. I have never seen this type of bug before. It is a little more than long.
What is it?
This behemoth of a fly is a Black Horse Fly, Tabanus atratus. Your photograph enables us to identify him as a male because of the close placement of the eyes. The eyes of a female are spaced farther apart. Only female Horse Flies bite.