A New and Unwelcome Biting Fly

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Spongeworthy Spongeworthy
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A New and Unwelcome Biting Fly

It's a fly, the same size as a common housefly, with a green-speckled abdomen. They are quite persistent and bite like a deerfly or horsefly. It will fly into your kayak and bite your legs. I only encounter them when I'm on or near the water. I've never seen them before this summer.

Does anybody know what it is?
"They don't think it be like it is, but it do." Oscar Gamble
Adk Keith Adk Keith
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Re: A New and Unwelcome Biting Fly

Stable fly.

Pretty common out on the water at times.

Quick aren't they?
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Re: A New and Unwelcome Biting Fly

Everything matches up except the appearance. The flies I'm talking about (emerald-green dotted abdomen) don't look like stable flies (striped abdomen) and they aren't in my Audubon field book.
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Re: A New and Unwelcome Biting Fly

Hmmmm, Don't know then.
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