Horse Fly

Subject:  Large Fly
Geographic location of the bug:  Michigan
Date: 07/15/2018
Time: 09:23 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this fly sitting on my trash can. Hot weather. The ledge he is sitting on is about 1 1/4″ wide. I can’t find any Google images that match. Can you identify this bug?
How you want your letter signed:  Tom

Horse Fly: Tabanus stygius

Dear Tom,
This is an impressive female Horse Fly and we believe we have correctly identified her as
Tabanus stygius thanks to this BugGuide image.

Horse Fly: Tabanus stygius

Thank you for your response and identifying the fly. I’m impressed you replied so quickly.  Thank you.

You happened to send your request during the window of time in the morning we try to devote to responding.

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