I’m about two months behind in sorting my photos. I just made it to the morning of June 1, when I was at a campground in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Virginia. Here is one of the first faces I saw that morning:
I don’t have anything profound to say about this, other than that horse flies have really nice eyes. So do deer flies, which are in the same family. Take, for instance, this one from Massachusetts, which is in the process of depositing the egg mass that is shown on page 56 of Tracks & Sign of Insects:
And while I’m on the subject of fancy fly eyes, how about this mosquito I found in my garage back in February:
So even the most annoying biting flies have some redeeming features.