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male horsefly?
Location: Big Pine Key, FL
November 13, 2011 9:53 pm
Hello, I saw this fly this morning on my porch’s railing. I live in the Florida Keys. Didn’t seem scared by us. Feeds on nectar? Thanks
Signature: renzoreba

Horse Fly

Dear renzoreba,
You have the family correct, but not the sex.  This is a Horse Fly, but the space between the eyes indicates she is a blood sucking female.  We are unable to identify the species at this time.

Horse Fly

 

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