horse flies are rare at my house - Poeciloderas quadripunctatus
Austin, south of Colorado River, Travis County, Texas, USA
April 17, 2011
Size: ca 15mm
This horsefly is wet because it was in one of my seed sprouting buckets when I hosed it down. Never did fly off so it may be sick. Maybe it got hold of some bad horse meat or donkey. Looks closest to mixus, but for one thing, the smoky spots in the wings are way more pronounced.
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