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Deer Fly


This guy and about a hundred of his close friends chased me around a meadow one hot summer morning while I searched for jumpers!! Deer flies are flies in the genus Chrysops of the family Tabanidae that can be pests to cattle, horses, and humans. A distinguishing characteristic of a deer fly is patterned gold or green eyes. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.

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