Subject: Help identifying bug-please?
August 6, 2012 7:44 am
Found this guy on my apartment deck. Staring at me. Husband thought it was a cicada, but I’m not sure. It was pretty big-Bigger than my thumb for sure.
Signature: Oddly Fascinated.
Dear Oddly Fascinated,
This is a Horse Fly and it appears to be a male because of the close set eyes. See our own Male and Female Horse Fly Eye Comparison. Only female Horse Flies are Blood Suckers. We believe the species may be Tabanus atratus, the Black Horse Fly, based on images posted to BugGuide.