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Species Chrysops sordidus

Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female Fly - Chrysops sordidus - female deer fly - Chrysops sordidus - female deer fly - Chrysops sordidus female - Chrysops sordidus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Tabanidae (Horse and Deer Flies)
Subfamily Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Tribe Chrysopsini
Genus Chrysops
Species sordidus (Chrysops sordidus)
Remarks
"This is a northern species reaching its southern limit in northern Maine, northern Vermont, New Hampshire, the Adirondacks and Tug Hill Plateau in New York. It rarely is abundant enough to be considered a pest. This species is sometimes very abundant locally and may hover noiselessly at shoe-top level, but rarely seems to bite humans in such cases."(1)
Works Cited
1.The horse flies and deer flies of Maine (Diptera, Tabanidae)
Pechuman L.L., Dearborn R. 1996. Maine Agric. & Forest Exp. Sta. Technical bulletin 160, iv+24 pp.