Thursday, 25 April 2019


Horsefly / Diptera / Tabanidae; Latreille, 1802
Horseflies are true flies in the family Tabanidae, order Diptera. They are quite large as flies go and adept little aviators. If you've had the pleasure you'd recall meeting them as they have a nasty bite when they do.

It's the female horseflies that do the chomping, preferring livestock and the occasional human as they hike or enjoy the great outdoors.

Horseflies are sun lovers, they are out in force on nice sunny days and set a healthy bedtime as they become inactive and rest when the sun goes down.