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Photo#31756
5014968  biting fly - Stomoxys calcitrans

5014968 biting fly - Stomoxys calcitrans
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 7, 2005
Size: ~3/8"
Sorry but this one is a little squashed. It was one of several tormenting me by biting my legs while I was trying to photograph other insects and I finally slapped it after about 5 bites. It had very quick reactions and was not harmless! It wasn't actually killed. I am curious what it is. A bite feels like a needle being pushed in.

Moved
Moved from Stomoxys.

Moved
Moved from Muscoidea.

Stomoxys
Similar as this one, I suppose, Stomoxys calcitrans

Paul

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