Subject:  Some type of fly
Geographic location of the bug:  SW Pennsylvania
Date: 05/29/2018
Time: 11:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’ve recentky been bitten to hell and back by these things. There is a development starting behind my house and all these new bugs have started to come out of the woods since they are clearing the area. The itch
How you want your letter signed:  Doesn’t matter

Female Horse Fly

This is a female Horse Fly and it is possible that habitat destruction has affected its food source.  Female Horse Flies are blood suckers and they might have been feeding on livestock or deer, but they are opportunistic and they will bite humans if no other prey is available.  The two species your individual closely resembles are Tabanus limbatinevris pictured on BugGuide and Tabanus sulcifrons also pictured on BugGuide.

Female Horse Fly

Location: Pennsylvania

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