Three-spot Horse Fly
|Who's that behind those Foster Grants?|
This handsome fellow was lazily sunning himself on the railing of my front deck in Cape Breton, completely undaunted by my presence, unless I was sticking a camera lens in his face. Then he'd just sigh and turn the other way. I was being such a bother! A good example of role reversal.
Interesting fact about horse flies -
the male drinks nectar.
It's the female that takes blood from mammals.
Published in 1980, my National Audubon Society
Field Guide to Insects and Spiders in North America
lists the Three-spot Horse Fly as occurring as far north
as Massachusetts. Here is evidence it has found it's way
further north since then!
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