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Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus)

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Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Tabanus (ta-BA-nus) (Info)
Species: atratus

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Alexander, Arkansas
Barling, Arkansas
Deer, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Orange Park, Florida
Edwardsville, Illinois
Brownfield, Maine
Concord, Massachusetts
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Trenton, New Jersey
Raleigh, North Carolina
Cedar Creek, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Royse City, Texas
Danville, Virginia
Poquoson, Virginia

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Member Notes:

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Negative BackyardZoo 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.


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