Western Horse Fly (Tabanus punctifer)
(Class Insecta, Order Diptera)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Western Horse Fly (Tabanus punctifer)

General: Western Horse Flies (Tabanus punctifer), are very large flies capable of biting through cloting and drawing blood. Adults are large (about 1-inch long); without bristles, and stout-bodied. Eyes large, purple.

Taxonomy: Family Tabanidae.

Western Horse Fly (Tabanus punctifer) Western Horse Fly laying eggs on bullrush above a small pond.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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