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Horsefly

Observed: 19th August 2012 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
Invertebrates expert
chrysops caecutiens1d
chrysops caecutiens1c
chrysops caecutiens1f
chrysops caecutiens1b
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Mark at Magdalen's picture

Sometimes given the common

Sometimes given the common name of Splayed Deer Fly.

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A male (eyes touch), so much

A male (eyes touch), so much darker than the often brightly yellow-marked female. Also much less often seen (at least by me), since only the females are attracted to bite my neck.

Richard Jones

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It was amazingly tolerant of

It was amazingly tolerant of my presence (maybe the water mint was just too tasty to leave) and it was the flash of green eyes that initially made me notice it,

Dave