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Large fly with horn-like antennae(?)
Location:  New Boston, MI
August 15, 2010 10:19 pm
Found this guy in the first half of August in southeast Michigan. It landed on my car in a rural area, with fields, woodlands, marshlands, and a small river all nearby. It was fairly large, about an inch long or more. I spent years of my childhood exploring the area and have never seen anything like it.
Randall Mosier

Horse Fly

Hi Randall,
We believe we have properly identified your Horse Fly as
Tabanus sackeni based on images posted to BugGuide.  It appears that your specimen is a female because of the space between her eyes.  Like Mosquitoes, Female Horse Flies bite while males do not.

Horse Fly

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2 Responses to Horse Fly

  1. Randall says:

    My instinct told me it was a horsefly… but I didn’t know what to think, as all previous horseflies I’d ever seen were the black horseflies.

    Thanks for the identification!

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