Horse Fly from Pennsylvania

Subject:  Flying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Pennsylvania
Date: 08/08/2022
Time: {current_time} EDT
Your letter to the bugman:
Fly or a bee? We’re unsure what this is.
How you want your letter signed:  NA

Horse Fly
Horse Fly

Dear NA,
This is a Horse Fly, and a female, the blood sucking sex in the family.  We are not certain of the species.  While Horse Flies do not normally prey upon humans, they are opportunistic if other preferred prey, including livestock and deer, are not available.  The bite of a Horse Fly is reported to be quite painful on the rare occasions where a human is bitten.

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