Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Friday, 15 July 2016

Tabanus sudeticus

This was sitting on the bonnet of the car yesterday afternoon. I only managed to get 3 shots before a gust of wind disturbed it and it flew away. About an inch long and 'solid' looking. Never seen one before but with those abdominal markings it can't be anything other than Tabanus sudeticus ... can it?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Howard

    I have had a few of these in the last two weeks they can sometimes be confused with T. autumnalis, which ever it is I would not fancy being bitten by one.

    All the best. Mike