Buzzing in the Brown eye Susan
Location: northeast Missouri (backyard)
August 18, 2011 1:30 pm
Hi! This creature was found hovering near Brown eye Susan’s on 8/17, at 7:53pm , heavy twilight. Actually there were 3 of them. They made a loud buzzing sound. They made no attempt to sting us, or get near us, they would hover in mid air and ”look” at us. My brain could only think a moth creature. In my moth guide the only one I could find resembling the not very clear pictures is a ”bagworm” moth. What do you think?
Signature: Jan

Female Horse Fly Hovering

Hi Jan,
Your photos of a hovering female Horse Fly are a wonderful addition to our site because they reveal the female of the family as more than a blood sucking fiend.  She also feeds from flowers.  You can tell she is a female by the space between her eyes.

Hovering Horse Fly

Location: Missouri

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