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Giant Fly - Tabanus

Giant Fly - Tabanus
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 19, 2005
Size: 25 mm
This very large fly was in my moth trap this morning. To give an idea of scale, it is sitting on top of an egg carton compartment. Its wing appeared to be severely frayed, but it could still fly powerfully.

Giant Fly

I reside in Gatineau, I have seen this type of fly here as well, I will be adding pictures, no idea yet of what it is but it's truly huge.


Giant Fly
Thanks, Guy. I had another one last night with more complete wings.


Huge Fly!

Glad to find this site as I saw a huge fly up close here in New Mexico (Northern) last evening....amazing. The size of a large bumble bee...

Thx, sd

Giant Fly
Hi Nolie:

i posted a picture, and it has more than likely been identified

go here:

I knew it had to be in the Horse/Deer fly type,

Black Horse Fly
That looks like it, Guy. Thanks for the link.


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