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Re: Delaware Bay - Flies?
Greenheads don't usually leave an infected wound, but the wound from a black fly which may be a horse fly, should be cleaned and treated with an antibiotic cream.
The greenhead lays eggs in mud at the saltwater/freshwater margin where the larvae feast on smaller organism in the mud, a relatively clean environment.
The black fly lays eggs further inshore away from the saltwater/freshwater margin, closer to the farmed edges of the wetlands and is more exposed to animal waste and agricultural contaminants.
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On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA