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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Dark Giant Horsefly

Dark Giant Horsefly (Tabanus Sudeticus) This is the heaviest fly in Europe it is about 1 inch long, You would not want to get bitten by on of these.


  1. One of these landed on my van in Newtown today and I've been Googling to find out what it was and when I saw the name Dark Giant Horsefly come up,it was then that I remembered this posting of yours Phil.
    What an impressive creature!

  2. I agree with you Nigel a very impressive creature, don't really know how common they are but it was the first one I had ever seen