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PostSubject: Some flies from my collection   11/22/2016, 7:32 pm

Mydas fly

Horse fly

Parasitic fly

Bee fly

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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   11/22/2016, 10:02 pm

Never seen one of those bee flies. Of course I know them horse flies all too well. In our outdoor pool these huge ones tried to bite us, and I mean huge, so we use to take them out with the pool noodles. Smile lol
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   11/23/2016, 3:25 pm

Is there something on the feet of the Mydas fly or is that how they look?

Horsefly bites hurt really bad! I got bit as a kid at a pool, wonder if they are attracted to the water or the smell of chlorine...
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   11/23/2016, 3:51 pm

Just how they are, kind of odd isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   11/23/2016, 4:34 pm

It is weird, reminds me of a frog.
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   11/24/2016, 6:57 am

Yes. Mydas flies are the largest in north america. I have never actualy been it by a horsefly but they do seem to go wherever a pool is.
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   12/25/2016, 7:35 pm

We have a couple species of horse flies in my area. One species is more colored than the real dark one. I had a few photo`s but I think I deleted them.
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   1/10/2017, 10:59 am

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Yes. Mydas flies are the largest in north america. I have never actualy been it by a horsefly but they do seem to go wherever a pool is.

Females need standing, somewhat stagnant water to lay their eggs over. Ponds are one of the best places, especially if they're near farms with large animals. They lay the eggs in huge masses on leaves right above the water and then the larvae drop in after they hatch.
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   1/10/2017, 11:18 am

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mothman27 wrote:
Yes. Mydas flies are the largest in north america. I have never actualy been it by a horsefly but they do seem to go wherever a pool is.

Females need standing, somewhat stagnant water to lay their eggs over. Ponds are one of the best places, especially if they're near farms with large animals. They lay the eggs in huge masses on leaves right above the water and then the larvae drop in after they hatch.

That sounds about right, We have a pond, and horses are nearby. Are they attracted to the sound of water? It seemed like they only came around when we were causing the water to splash.
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PostSubject: Re: Some flies from my collection   1/10/2017, 11:27 am

They use carbon dioxide and sight to locate potential hosts, but splashing around could have at least given them something to zero in on since you were moving.
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