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Deer fly

A cache by Imusttravel2000 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/10/2010
In Colorado, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

 photo deer-fly-info0.gif A short walk from the road to the first set of trees. I have fond (not) memories from the deer fly bites and my arms swelling up afterwards for a week or so. Good luck. Winter time would be perfect time to visit.

Deer flies (also known as yellow flies) are flies in the genus Chrysops of the family Tabanidae that can be pests to cattle, horses, and humans. A distinguishing characteristic of a deer fly is patterned gold or green eyes. Deer flies are a genus that belongs to the family commonly called horse-flies (Tabanidae). They are smaller than wasps, and they have coloured eyes and dark bands across their wings. While female deer flies feed on blood, males instead collect pollen. When feeding, females use knife-like mandibles and maxillae to make a cross-shaped incision and then lap up the blood. Their bite can be extremely painful, and allergic reaction from the saliva of the fly can result in further discomfort and health concerns. Pain and itch are the most common symptoms, but more significant allergic reactions can develop.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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