Subject: Is this a Bot Fly?
Location: South Windsor ct
July 24, 2015 4:08 pm
Hello I am in south Windsor ct and the almost 2 inch fly wondered into our shop.
I looked up bot fly and saw there was different types and did find one that looked like this.
Signature: Is this a bot fly?

Female Horse Fly

Female Horse Fly

This is most certainly NOT a Bot Fly, but a Horse Fly in the family Tabanidae, and based on the spacing between the eyes, it is a blood sucking female.  We believe it is Tabanus stygius based on this BugGuide image.

Thank you Daniel, I only asked because there was a Bot fly found in Westport Ct.

Location: Couth Windsor, Connecticut

One Response to Horse Fly

  1. I call those B52’s. I swear they take a literal chunk of skin out when they bite! I love bugs but freely admit to carnage when it comes to these mo-fo’s. 😀

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