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

<strong>Black Horse Fly</strong>
<em>Tabanus atratus</em>
Munson, FL
September 2007

I photographed this unusual Fly in a wetland near Krul Lake in Florida. Thanks to the folks at Bugguide, I learned that she was laying eggs in a ribbon-shaped whi...
Black Horse Fly
Tabanus atratus
Munson, FL
September 2007

I photographed this unusual Fly in a wetland near Krul Lake in Florida. Thanks to the folks at Bugguide, I learned that she was laying eggs in a ribbon-shaped white cone. I saw others doing this too. Considering the size of her biting mouthparts, I'm sure glad she was preoccupied with laying eggs!

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