Timber Fly from Costa Rica

Subject:  timber fly Geographic location of the bug:  osa  costa rica Date: 05/03/2019 Time: 03:56 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  found this timber fly in bahia drake…can you help identify it? How you want your letter signed:  jan dellibovi Dear Jan, We have several images of Timber Flies in our archives from Central … Read more

Male Timber Fly from Costa Rica

Subject:  What is this? Geographic location of the bug:  Caribbean side of Costa Rica Date: 02/15/2018 Time: 09:18 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  This bug is about an inch and a half long. The body is orange-ish.  It came out at night but was still here in the morning. How you want your … Read more

Yellow Legged Fly from Belize is Timber Fly

Subject: It’s THE FLY!! Location: Toledo District, Belize December 19, 2014 1:19 pm Howdy, fellow bug fans, I took this photo just before Halloween, but never had good enough internet to get it off for your help in ID’ing it. I’d never seen one before and haven’t seen one since. Pretty cool. Thanks. Signature: Tanya … Read more

Timber Fly

Subject: Huge “fly” in Peru Location: Peru February 15, 2014 8:17 am My husband took this picture of an insect in the rain forest of Peru. It is about 3 inches from eye to the end of it’s “stinger-like” tail. I am having a hard time finding the right direction to identify it. He is … Read more

Timber Fly from Costa Rica

Subject: Giant True Fly Location: Tortuguero, Costa Rica May 21, 2013 2:31 pm Hi Bugman, I live in the coastal rainforest of Costa Rica and find all kinds of large and interesting bugs on a regular basis, but this was pretty impressive. I’m guessing she’s a female because there appears to be an ovipositor, but … Read more