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All I can say is WOW!!!!! What a WONDERFUL site. The BEST bug site I’ve seen. Thank you. I love to photograph all sorts of “Creepy Crawlers and Fliers” I live in Chicago, Illinois, I can’t find any information on this UFB (unidentified Flying Bug). It’s body length is about 1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ long, Fly’s pretty fast and doesn’t sit still for photo’s. It took a a lot of shot’s to get this one. I’m sorry it’s not a very good shot. It’s quite intimidating when this thing flies at your head though. The branch that it’s sitting on is about the size of a mans index finger. Thanks again for having a GREAT site.
Thanks for the compliment. This is a Robber Fly in the genus Diogmites, the Hanging Thieves. Because of the bright orange coloration, we believe this is Diogmites neoternatus.