Subject: Bot fly?
Location: Northeast Wisconsin
March 7, 2017 6:44 pm
Thank you in advance for your time.
The other night I woke up with a stinging sensation on the edge of my upper lip. Turn on the light and I see this insect on the back of my hand.
I live in northeast Wisconsin, and this this occurred the first week of March. We had a week over unseasonably warm weather and I had brought some things in from the garage where I believe it hitchhiked in.
Signature: v/r, Luke
We agree that this is a Bot Fly. To the best of our knowledge, they do not sting nor bite, and we suspect the sensation you felt upon being startled from your sleep relates to the Bot Fly’s legs brushing against your sensitive lips.