Subject: Green Horse Fly
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
May 14, 2013 11:23 am
I saw this guy flitting about the plants near my house and he had me rather baffled to what he is. Thanks to your site I was able to identify him as the Green Horse Fly and also found out he was the harmless male (phew!). He made for a great bug model though, let me get real close without a worry. Bugguide says that only females seek out mammalian blood, so I guess males go after nectar of some sort? He was very interested in the wild flowers, and that’s where I lost sight of him. I love this site and I hope you guys like my photos.
Signature: Monica Velazquez
We really do love your photo of a male Green Horse Fly, Chlorotabanus crepuscularis, the only green member of the family in North America. You can tell by the closely spaced eyes that your Green Horse Fly is a male.