Deer Flies from Uruguay

Subject: Biting fly Location: Northern Uruguay March 30, 2016 11:30 am Hello. These are driving me crazy. and I finally got some pictures of them. The are pretty aggressive, circle around, then land on a leg and start biting. They produce painful swollen welts. They have been around from early summer through the fall. They … Read more

Flea and Flea Bites

Subject: What is this? Location: Portsmouth March 22, 2016 8:08 am Hi my partner and myself have been getting bites on and off for the last few weeks. The bites become vert swollen and are very itchy. I thought it could be fleas but have been told by the pest control man they are not … Read more

Male Valley Carpenter Bee

Subject: Mad as a hornet Location: San Jose, CA March 19, 2016 4:26 pm Five or six of these appeared in my yard and the rest of them are still doing laps but I caught one and cannot figure out what it is. Signature: Kate Dear Kate, You would probably also get mad if someone … Read more

Robber Fly from Turkey

Subject: Huge Robberfly Location: 36°42’57.27″N 29°14’9.57″E March 13, 2016 9:05 am Seen in Turkey last summer. Quite high up (maybe 900m) in a pine forest about 20km inland in SW Turkey near Fethiye. The largest robberfly I have ever seen with a body which must be 40mm long at least. Beautiful looking beastie. You can … Read more