Giant dark horsefly (Tabanus sudeticus)

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

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On Aug 17, 2012, DMersh from Perth
United Kingdom (Zone 7b) wrote:

Large horsefly/bloodsucker with wasp like appearance, very loud in flight. Largest fly in Europe, body of females about 30mm or longer?