Speed of Animals

horse-fly

Hybomitra hinei
length weight top speed (flying) feels like
4cm 12mg 145km/h 6525km/h

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 29 km/h
feels like 522 km/h

horse-fly horse-fly
Hybomitra hinei
top speed 145 km/h
feels like 6525 km/h

housefly housefly
Musca domestica
top speed 7.2 km/h
feels like 1305 km/h

mosquito mosquito
Aedes albopictus
top speed 2 km/h
feels like 225 km/h

Southern Dart Southern Dart
Ocybadistes walkeri
top speed 48.4 km/h
feels like 2178 km/h

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