Horse and Deer Fly

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Tabanidae

How to Identify an 

Horse and Deer Fly

Horse flies are large with large colorful eyes and are brown or black in color. They have biting, sword-like, piercing/sucking mouthparts.

Deer flies are generally smaller than the horse fly. They are yellowish brown to brownish black in color with dark markings on their wings. They also have biting, sword-like, piercing/sucking mouthparts.

Where do they come from?

Horse and deer flies develop in moist or aquatic areas like moist soil, ponds, lakes and marshes.

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What do they look like?

Close up view of horse/deer fly
Colorful and large eyes of a deer fly
Top view of a horse/deer fly

Where do they live?

Horse and deer flies develop in moist or aquatic areas like moist soil, ponds, lakes and marshes.

Name:

Tabanidae

Size:

Large

Diet:

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