All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Horse Fly</strong>
<em>Tabanus</em> spp. / Diptera
This was a huge horsefly that I saw feeding on a horse during a hike at Haw Ridge. Female Horseflies inflict painful bites to obtain a blood meal. Note the small drop of liquid the fly has ex...
Horse Fly
Tabanus spp. / Diptera
This was a huge horsefly that I saw feeding on a horse during a hike at Haw Ridge. Female Horseflies inflict painful bites to obtain a blood meal. Note the small drop of liquid the fly has excreted. Not long after I took this photo the owner squashed the fly! There are some animals that I will kill, if it bites me, I squash it!

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