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Page Last Updated: January 8 2019
Deer Fly (Chrysops geminatus) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Genus: Chrysops
Species: Geminatus
6 species
Deer Fly (Chrysops) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Species: ?
Genus: Chrysops
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Only the females bite
Horse Fly (female) - approx. 2 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Species: ?
Genus: Tabanus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Black Horse Fly - approx. 3 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Species: Atratus
Genus: Tabanus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Deer Fly  (female) - approx. 1 cm - Kortright Centre for Conservation - July 2009
Deer Fly (male) - approx. 1 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - July 2011
Horse Fly (female) - approx. 2 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2013
Black Horse Fly - approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2013
Horse Fly (male) - approx. 1.2 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Species: ?
Genus: Tabanus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Horse Fly (male) - approx. 1.2 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
Females have a gap between the eyes
In males the eyes are almost touching
More Chrysops geminatus Flies
More Chrysops geminatus Flies
Updated January 8 2019
Deer Fly - approx. 1 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Genus: Chrysops
Species: Sackeni? Callidus?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Only the females bite
More Chrysops sackeni Flies
More Chrysops sackeni Flies
Updated January 8 2019
Deer Fly  (female) - approx. 1 cm - Secord Forest (Stouffville) - July 2018
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Subfamily: Tabaninae (Horse Flies)
Subfamily: Tabaninae (Horse Flies)
Subfamily: Tabaninae (Horse Flies)
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Deer Fly (Chrysops indus) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Diptera (Flies)
Family: Tabanidae (Horse & Deer Flies)
Genus: Chrysops
Species: Indus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Only the females bite
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae (Deer Flies)
Deer Fly  (female) - approx. 1 cm - Heber Down Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2018