horse fly


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horse fly

see tabanus.
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I could not keep away even when the horse fly bites swelled to the size of an orange and itched for weeks.
As a group, the flies that trouble people and deer range in size from the minute sand fly (aka "no-see-urn," "granny nipper" or "punkie"), to the formidable horse fly.
A Cabot B Cook C Columbus D Drake A 100 feet per second B 100 miles per hour C 100 yards per minute D 100 kilometres per hour A Crane fly B Horse fly C Lacewing D Warble fly QUESTION 8 - for 8 points: Who was the Republican nominee for the US presidency in the election of 2008?
Horse fly named after Beyonce (Scaptia Beyonceae, for the golden hair on its abdomen)
Midge bites cause large, irritating swellings which often disappear in a few hours after great discomfort for a while, but the inflammation resulting from the poison of mosquito or horse fly bites will last for weeks and can cause complete immobilisation.
In January, an Australian horse fly described by its discoverer as "bootylicious" was named for singer Beyonce but those are just individual species.