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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Large biting fly

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chris1945
Bodmin
United Kingdom

August 8, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9234282

Can anyone identify this fly.It was rather large [38mm] ,emitted a low droning noise in flight,and had an enormous mouth part.

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9234346

here in the states we call them horseflies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-fly
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

August 8, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9234355

Some horse flies are called 'clegs' in Britain - http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Horseflies_Clegs_and_Deerflies.htm

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9234359

Excellent photo, btw.

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