Three-spot Horse Fly (Tabanus trimaculatu). I kid you not.It’s the females who bite; I think this one’s a male. He has his father’s eyes, right?

2 Responses to “Flyday”

  1. 1 peopleplaceswords August 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Once while sitting bored on the shore of Lough Derg, Ireland, I innocently let a horsefly linger on my thigh, which was covered by light pants. Everyone else was preparing their sailboats, and I found entertainment in the companionship of a harmless fly. As a remembrance of our brief encounter, a large red welt and intolerable itch accompanied me for days. No wonder horses hate them. (My second post in memory of an insect bite. Surprising)

    • 2 mthew August 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Some of the flies are vicious! Greenflies and blackflies up in New England, for instance, I don’t want to meet on a sunny day.

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