Bug of the Month September 2022: Red Footed Cannibalfly

Subject:  Bug identification
Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern North Carolina
Date: 08/31/2022
Time: 02:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, would like to know what this bug is.
How you want your letter signed:  Mr. T

Red Footed Cannibalfly

Dear Mr. T,
The dog days of summer are upon us and it is the perfect time to observe large predatory Robber Flies like your Red Footed Cannibalfly, which we are declaring the Bug of the Month for September 2022.  The Red Footed Cannibalfly has been Bug of the Month twice before, in August 2010 and September 2013.  Large Robber Flies are aerial predators that take prey on the wing, and they frequently prey upon large wasps and dragonflies.

2 thoughts on “Bug of the Month September 2022: Red Footed Cannibalfly”

    • Hi Valorie. Did you send in the images for us to try to identify what it is? If not, you can do it here. Please note that as of now, it is a voluntary, uncompensated effort, so we do tend to get backed up a little. Thanks


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