FAMILY TABANIDAE (Horse & Deer Flies)

Diptera-Tabaninae-Tabanus punctifer-Western Horse Fly-MALE (A)

Tabanus punctifer

El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
September 26, 2015
This fly was in a stand of Castor Bean plants that have had a serious aphid infestation for a couple of months. I suspect this bug was attracted by the aphid honeydew.
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Jeff Brown and Ken Wolgemuth

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