Cleg - Haematopota crassicornis - Buckinghamshire

Cleg - Haematopota crassicornis - Buckinghamshire

Observation - Cleg - Haematopota crassicornis - Buckinghamshire - UK and Ireland. Description: Clegs (horseflies) are beautiful creatures, just look at those eyes! And these are harmless too - they are males, and its only the females that draw blood. Quite a lot of the males were basking on fence-posts and gates today, presumably waiting for female

Clegs (horseflies) are beautiful creatures, just look at those eyes! And these are harmless too - they are males, and its only the females that draw blood. Quite a lot of the males were basking on fence-posts and gates today, presumably waiting for females to appear.