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

<b>Horse Fly</b> <i>Tabanus</i> spp. / Diptera
Horse Fly Tabanus spp. / Diptera
My husband has a lot more patience and nerve (and hair!) than I do; I would NEVER let a Horse fly stay on me long enough for someone to photograph it! I just know she would bite me! Only female flies bite, to get a protein-filled blood meal in order to be able to lay eggs and make more little biters!