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Horse Fly, Cleg (Haematopota pluvialis)

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


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

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Member Notes:

Negative bonitin On Jun 26, 2009, bonitin from Gent
(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!

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