Horse-fly

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OP gardenersassistant Veteran Member • Posts: 8,962
Re: Horse-fly
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macrouser wrote:

That is one scary looking fly. We don't have that one in Australia but we have plenty others. Beautifully photographed.

Thank you. The females have a rather nasty bite which tears the flesh and they inject an anti-coagulant so the blood keeps running.  They need the blood for reproduction to work properly. (Wikipedia) They bite humans, and it hurts.

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