Deer fly

6538.    Located in Vaughan Ontario. The bug bit a person on the toe leaving 3 bleeding pin prick bites in a row. Bite happened near backyard pool surrounded by cedar trees. August 2019. Approx 28 – 30 deg celsius. Bit at approx 4 pm. Bug did not die after bite, we smacked it so as to take this picture. Please help us identify this bug, the person that was bitten has lyme disease and is very afraid of dangerous bug bites. Please help thank you. Vaughan, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6538.  This is a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae; Chrysops sp.). Although they can vector several diseases of animals, they do not appear to be a significant vector of any human diseases in North America. Click here and Click here for more detailed information.