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Horsefly (Tabanus sp.)? - Hybomitra - female

Horsefly (Tabanus sp.)? - Hybomitra - Female
Mt. Tamalpais, north side, Laurel Dell Road, Marin County, California, USA
May 24, 2009
This fly was buzzing us while hiking on a sunny day. I got in a lucky swat and down he went, just long enough to get a couple of photos.

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Horsefly (Tabanus sp.)? - Hybomitra - female Horsefly (Tabanus sp.)? - Hybomitra - female

Hybomitra sp.
Female of one of the red-sided horse flies. Can't tell a whole lot more without a face shot.

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