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Postmothman27 on 11/22/2016, 7:32 pm

Mydas fly

Horse fly

Parasitic fly

Bee fly

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PostT.C. on 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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PostPraxibetelix on 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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Postmothman27 on 11/23/2016, 3:51 pm

Just how they are, kind of odd isn't it?
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PostPraxibetelix on 11/23/2016, 4:34 pm

It is weird, reminds me of a frog.
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Postmothman27 on 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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PostInsect Rod on 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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Postpannaking22 on 1/10/2017, 10:59 am

@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.
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PostT.C. on 1/10/2017, 11:18 am

@pannaking22 wrote:
@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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Postpannaking22 on 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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PostMosquito Life on 10/19/2017, 11:23 pm

The Bee Fly is a very nice specimen.
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Postfords8 on 11/2/2017, 10:24 am

Very cool and like the pics. What is on the feet of that Mydas fly? Looks like plants to me.
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Postcessepedes17 on 11/7/2017, 11:35 am

I have never seen any of these before. I usually see smaller smaller flies.
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PostT.C. on 11/8/2017, 2:06 am

These aren't common species, and especially not in my area. I generally only see a few horse fly species and Lucilia sp.
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Postfords8 on 11/9/2017, 7:58 am

@T.C. wrote:These aren't common species, and especially not in my area. I generally only see a few horse fly species and Lucilia sp.
So if you wanted to get something like these, how would you? Can you get them shipped in?

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