horse fly eyes
Location: Possum Creek metropark, ohio
August 9, 2011 12:58 pm
saw this at one of the local parks, i knew it was a horse fly, but the eyes amazed me, i want a pair of sunglasses that look like them!
When we return back to the office after running errands, we will try to determine which species this lovely female Horse Fly is.
This photo of Tabanus abdominalis on BugGuide is a close match. The eye pattern, leg markings and general coloration seem close, though the camera angle of the photo we are posting is not ideal for identification purposes. The sighting data in the nearby states of Kentucky and Illinois also supports the possibility that this fly is Tabanus abdominalis.