Can Biting Flies Cause Anthrax?
Anthrax is an ancient disease in livestock and one of the many diseases that can be spread by biting flies. Anthrax is caused by a single group of bacteria –...Read more
Greenheads – You Can Set Your Calendar By Them
Greenheads are in the genus Tabanus and are one of a few families of biting flies. They get their greenhead name from their large eyes which are brilliant green in...Read more
FlyCage – What are Horse Flies?
Horse flies are a very large family of biting flies. Scientifically, horse flies belong to the family Tabaninae and the order Diptera – True flies. In the subfamily, Tabanidae are...Read more
FlyCage – What are Deer Flies
Yellow flies are members of the deer fly family. They are big biting flies. In the South, they call them yellow flies. Elsewhere they are also known as June flies,...Read more
Deer Fly and Infra Read – It’s How They Hunt You
Horse flies are highly successful predators. Their accuracy is nearly perfect. In fact, You cannot hide from them because they use infrared vision to track you down. If you are...Read more
Horse flies, Deer flies, Yellow flies, and Green heads — Know Thy Enemy
Horse fly and deer fly, which include yellow flies and green heads are in the family Tabanidae. This group of biting flies is a serious pest to cattle, horses, other...Read more
FlyCage – A Greenhead’s Perspective on Humans
“Soft, pink, and such easy prey,” that is what Tabanus nigrovittatus — the greenhead fly would say about humans if they spoke. They do not speak but then they do...Read more