Tabanidae 1Common name: March fly

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Description: This fly was approximately 15 millimetres long.

Notes: March flies, or horse flies, fly during the day and prefer to avoid shaded areas. Adult March flies feed mainly on nectar but females also require a blood meal to reproduce. They are not generally fussy where the blood comes from, be it from a horse, cow, lizard or a human. Eggs are laid near water and the carnivorous larvae develop in the water or in the nearby moist soil.

This fly has been seen in November.

References: Wikipedia

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