What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Big Black Winged Insect
Location: Chincoteague, VA
August 8, 2011 7:47 pm
This bug was on my car when I visited Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia. It was near the coast in the woods. Between 1 and 2 inches long. Any ideas?
Signature: Megan

Female Black Horse Fly

Dear Megan,
You have photographed a female Black Horse Fly,
Tabanus atratus, the same species we posted a photo of yesterday after being snared in the web of a Golden Orbweaver.  The eyes of female Horse Flies are spaced farther apart than those of the males which have no separation.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Virginia

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