What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  unknown
Geographic location of the bug:  Phoenix, Arizona
Date: 01/28/2018
Time: 09:07 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  maybe 6 or 7 mm long
How you want your letter signed:  Daniel Gronseth

Cactus Fly

Dear Daniel,
This unusual critter is a Cactus Fly in the family Neriidae, probably the Longhorn Cactus Fly,
Odontoloxozus longicornis, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide the habitat is:  “Deserts; larvae in decomposing cacti.”  Thanks to your submission, we have created a Cactus Fly category, moved previously uncategorized postings into the new category, and moved previous postings originally categorized as Stilt Legged Flies into the correct family category.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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