Striped horsefly

Striped horsefly

C011/1471

Rights Managed

Caption

Striped horsefly. Macro photograph of a male striped horsefly (Tabanus lineola), showing its large compound eyes. This bloodsucking insect mainly feeds on cattle and horses. It pierces the skin using its sharp mouthparts (lower centre). It is a large fly, reaching over two centimetres in length. The wounds inflicted by this fly are long-lasting and painful. Photographed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

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