Common horse fly

Common horse fly

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Close-up of a common horse fly (Haematopota pluvialis), or cleg, on human skin. Male horse flies (family Tabanidae) feed on nectar, but females feed on blood, inflicting a painful bite on horses, humans and livestock animals. This species is found in most of Europe, the Near East and eastern Palearctic ecozone .

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