Horse fly

7010.    I found this bug on my front porch last Saturday (July 25). I live in Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal. It looked like a fly, but was about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. It was totally black. It wasn’t aggressive; it was on its back when I got home, so I righted it and it stayed on the porch a few minutes before flying away. Saint-Hubert, Québec. Canada

Number 7010. This is a large horse fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the genus Tabanus. You are lucky that it chose not to try and feed on you as one of this size would have a very painful bite! Click here for an image