Unknown bug from Oklahoma
Location: Western Oklahoma
August 6, 2011 10:11 pm
I stopped at a gas station in Western Oklahoma (I believe it was Clinton, OK) and this bug was sitting on the ground next to the pump. It didn’t move the whole time I was pumping so I was able to grab my camera and take a photo. It was about 3 inches in length. I can’t find any matches online. Any help in providing an ID would be appreciated. Thanks!
This is a Robber Fly, and we believe it is a Hanging Thief in the genus Diogmites. We have been receiving numerous identification requests for Hanging Thieves in the past few weeks. We believe your individual looks very similar to this unidentified Hanging Thief from Texas posted to BugGuide.