Subject:  Big mean looking fly
Geographic location of the bug:  Southeastern PA – Kennett Square
Date: 08/09/2021
Time: 02:20 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi there bugman,
This extra-large fly was on my window and I want to know if I should be afraid or not.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks! – Jessica

Female Horse Fly

Dear Jessica,
This is a female Horse Fly in the genus
Tabanus, and we believe based on BugGuide images that it might be Tabanus abdominalis, or possibly Tabanus limbatinevris which is also pictured on BugGuide.  Female Horse Flies are blood suckers that feed off livestock wild animals, but they will bite humans if there is no other prey.

Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

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