For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Needle-nose Fly (Philoliche aethiopica)

Family Tabanidae
Sorry for the awful pictures but it would not sit still long enough for me to get any decent ones. J
 Fairy large species with a 3-4cm wingspan.
 Hovers in the shade under horses and cattle causing them to become restless because of their loud noise.

Found throughout SA.
Info: Field Guide to South African Insects

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