Subject: Is it a fly or bee?
Location: Pierce County, Washington
August 9, 2017 7:42 pm
This bug is about 3/4 of an inch long. It like to fly in the window and play “where is the opening” until I help it out. It buzzes like a fly.
Signature: I don’t care

Female Horse Fly

This is a female Horse Fly, and we believe we have correctly identified it as Hybomitra captonis thanks to this BugGuide image.  Female Horse Flies are blood suckers, and they have been known to bite people if there is no livestock or other prey available.

Female Horse Fly

Location: Pierce County, Washington

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