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Deer Fly (Chrysops callidus)

Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Chrysops
Species: callidus


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Medora, North Dakota

Member Notes:

Negative threegardeners On May 30, 2008, threegardeners from North Augusta, ON wrote:

These annoying, biting bugs are the bane of the Northern gardener. They buzz loudly mere inches from the top of your head just waiting for an opportunity to land and bite. They do not sting, they bite chunks out of your hide.

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