Thread subject: Diptera.info :: The largest fly, I've ever seen (Tabanus) from 20.08.20 --> Tabanus sudeticus (f)

Posted by Juergen Peters on 21-08-2020 20:40
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Hello,

last night in the garden (northwest Germany) I tried to attract Lepidoptera and other insects with two lamps, when I heard a deep buzz. I thought, some kind of big beetle (sometimes some Necrophorus come to the light) was flying into the wintergarden. But when I looked, I saw this large Tabanus resting at the ceiling. It was even larger than a 24 mm T. autumnalis I measured some years ago.

Can it be a female Tabanus sudeticus? I saw that species (supposed) only a few times in the last 15 years, but never managed t to take a photo.

Edited by Juergen Peters on 21-08-2020 22:11