Tabanus sudeticus-Dark giant horsefly (Suffolk)

Britain’s largest horsefly – a monster the size of a queen bumblebee. Fortunately, it prefers biting horses to humans. This is mainly a species of boggy areas in north and west Britain though it remains common in the New Forest where it prefers woodland clearings. The larvae develop as predators in wet mud and vegetation of peaty ditches and pools.

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