Horse Fly, Cleg (Haematopota pluvialis)

Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tabanidae
Genus: Haematopota
Species: pluvialis

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On Jun 26, 2009, bonitin from Gent
Belgium (Zone 8a) wrote:

The specie is common in humid open areas in not dense woodland.
It can be VERY annoying and agressive on warm sweltering days!!
It approaches without sound and prefers to bite humans in arms or legs. Painful lumps for a couple of days can be the result like I have experienced more than once!
But one has to admit it has beautiful psychedelic eyes!