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Subject: Hover fly in Scotland
Location: Scottish West Highlands
August 2, 2016 10:58 am
This creature was about 1 inch long, seemed really massive! I’m in the West Highlands of Scotland. It also seemed on its last legs but disappeared after a while.
Signature: Alison

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

Dear Alison,
This is a female Dark Giant Horse Fly,
Tabanus sudeticus, and you can tell she is a female by the spacing between her eyes.  Your three different views are a wonderful way to provide an excellent identification guide for our readership.  According to Influential Points, it is also known as the Dark Behemothic Horsefly.

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

Thank you so much. Lots of people guessing at my photo on Facebook but none of us got it right. I’m posted your link. Thank you!

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

Female Dark Giant Horse Fly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Scotland

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