The common horsefly, which is so troublesome in the shady lanes of England, belongs to this same genus.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Another was intended to propitiate the horsefly.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
While spiders most commonly mimic ants, we hear also of their imitating beetles, snail-shells, ichneumons and horseflies.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
He is about the size of the green-headed horsefly, but of more athletic build.
"The Tent Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
There was a flash of light and a whistle past his ear, the sound of a hurried horsefly.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The grassy path was as slippery as glass, the rocks radiated heat, the bracken radiated horseflies.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
Notwithstanding heat and horseflies, the time passed not disagreeably, and I was, at all events, out of range of the piano.
"Further Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OEnone Somerville
Horseflies are unusually abundant in the neighborhood of ponds and streams.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
It is strange how very scarce snakes of every description are, as well as insects, except mosquitoes and horseflies.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
Horsefly, Green Headed, 167.
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild