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My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male

My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - Male
Baton Rouge, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 10, 2016
Size: about 1 inch
I thought I was seeing a small cicada on the trail ahead.
But on closer look, the eyes did not look right.
I thought maybe a fly, but that didn't seem right either.
Then I thought I don't know, and that seems right.

It tried to fly, but couldn't.
The wings seem very fresh looking and maybe the veins were not fully filled with fluids yet?

John

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My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male My, what big eyes you have - Tabanus americanus - male

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Moved from Tabanus.

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Moved from Horse Flies.

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Male - Horse Fly
Possibly something very close to this guy, with the greenish eyes, white hairs under the wing-bases, all-dark abdomen and mostly clear wings. Let's wait for an expert opinion, because the genus is very large.
If confirmed, you have filmed the largest Tabanid on Earth. Nice shots!
Tabanus americanus: ♂ (south-eastern range)

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