Subject: Very Large Flying Bug
Location: North Israel
September 26, 2013 2:45 am
Hi, I found this bug that I’ve been trying to identify for days! at first glance it reminded me of a wasp. its about an inch and a half to two inches in length and I’ve never seen an insect like this before so hoping you could give me a hand figuring out what it is!
This one certainly has us stumped. We would have a much easier time telling you what it is not, but that would not really be helpful. We suspect you have the order Hymenoptera correct, and that includes ants, bees and wasps. The legs on your insect are so insignificant and the head and antennae are also quite small. Our best guess is a Flying Ant. Perhaps one of our readers will have time to research this one.
Moments after posting, we received a comment from Joshua identifying this Dorylus Driver Ant male as a Sausage Fly. We confirmed that on Alex Wild Photography. When time permits, we will try to do a bit more research into this fascinating creature.
Oh wow, thank you for the help and the quick response! I would be interested in any additional information you may come by.