This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Alexander, Arkansas Barling, Arkansas Deer, Arkansas Marion, Arkansas Lakeside, Florida Edwardsville, Illinois Brownfield, Maine Concord, Massachusetts Grand Rapids, Michigan Ewing, New Jersey Raleigh, North Carolina Rowlett, Texas Royse City, Texas Wyldwood, Texas Danville, Virginia Poquoson, Virginia
On Aug 17, 2006, BackyardZoo from Poquoson, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Really painful bite, but tends to target livestock more than people. An especially big nuisance when I had horses. Luckily, they are a tad slower on the get-away than some other flies. You still have to be quick, but you have a chance.