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A Horseflies Bite Is Extremely Painful

Horseflies are considered pests for the bites that many inflict, they are among the world's largest true flies. They are known to be extremely noisy during flight. They are also important pollinators of flowers. The bite from a large specimen is painful. Most short tongued species of horse flies... more
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Greenheads Are No Day At The Beach

The salt marsh greenhead fly, Tabanus nigrovittatus, is an abundant and bothersome summertime pest along our coastal marshes. Because the females bite during daylight, and because they occur in large numbers, have a long flight range, and attack persistently, they interfere with the enjoyment of... more
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