Speed of Animals

horse-fly

Hybomitra hinei
length weight top speed (flying) feels like
1.6in 12mg 90.1mph 4054.4mph

Often considered pests for the bites that many inflict, they are among the world’s largest true flies. They are known to be extremely noisy during flight. They are also important pollinators of flowers, especially in South Africa. Tabanids occur worldwide, being absent only at extreme northern and southern latitudes. Flies of this type are among those known sometimes as gadflies, zimbs or clegs. In Australia, they are known as “march flies”; elsewhere this term refers to the unrelated dipteran family Bibionidae.

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Imagine what it's like for a tiny insect to jump and fly as quickly as they do. They might cover 40 body lengths in a second. To a six-foot person that's 164 mph. This site tries to understand how it feels to move like a fly, a squirrel, a cat, a rhinocerous, or a falcon.

Similar Animals

dragonfly dragonfly
Anax parthenope
top speed 18 mph
feels like 324.4 mph

horse-fly horse-fly
Hybomitra hinei
top speed 90.1 mph
feels like 4054.4 mph

housefly housefly
Musca domestica
top speed 4.5 mph
feels like 810.9 mph

mosquito mosquito
Aedes albopictus
top speed 1.2 mph
feels like 139.8 mph

Southern Dart Southern Dart
Ocybadistes walkeri
top speed 30.1 mph
feels like 1353.3 mph

Site concept, design, and creation by Alex Reisner. Animal descriptions are from Wikipedia and some silhouettes are from All Silhouettes.