Thursday, June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

I am a fly in the Genus Tabanus
Possibly a Striped Horse Fly
To tell for sure, get a real close look
At my wings, antennae, and eyes.*

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Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: The Florida Entomologist, Vol. 44, No. 2, Jun., 1961 - An Annotated List of the Horse Flies of Florida and an Illustrated Key to the Genera (Diptera: Tabanidae) 

Photo and text © 2022 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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