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Jul 29, 2010 12:30 PM

what is this fly

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    Jul 29, 2010 5:34 PM (in response to peterhrob2)
    Re: what is this fly
    This is a horsefly (Tabanid) rather than a hoverfly.  It looks like the dark giant horsefly Tabanus sudeticus to me.  They give a nasty nip, but prefer horses and cows to people.  Only the females bite, and this one looks like a male, so he's harmless!
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