Stilt Legged Fly

Subject: Please help!
Location: Savannah Ga
April 17, 2016 3:42 pm
Please help me identify this bug I have seen them by the door. I’m afraid they are wasps!
Signature: Jenny

Stilt Legged Fly
Stilt Legged Fly

Dear Jenny,
Fear Not.  This is a harmless Stilt Legged Fly,
Grallipeza nebulosa, not a Wasp.  The species is pictured on BugGuide, and members of the family Micropezidae, according to BugGuide, are:  “Known for their walking around and lifting their prominently marked front legs imitating ichneumon wasps.”

My fear has subsided.  Glad I found this site. Thank you so much!

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