The females are drawn to humans and mammals by the smell of their sweat. They feed on their blood, sucking up to 0.2 ml from them. The males feed on nectar. In some species the females live off plants and carrion.
The bite of a horse fly can penetrate clothing and is much more painful than the sting of a mosquito due to the larger mouth parts. Horse flies are considered a risk to humans and animals, especially in Africa, as they carry diseases.
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