Geographic location of the bug: Maryland
Time: 06:40 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Never seen one of these before. Would love to know what it is.
How you want your letter signed: N.M.
This is a Golden Backed Snipe Fly and according to BugGuide: “This fly is observed in early to mid-spring perched quietly on low vegetation in deciduous woodlands.” We are postdating your submission to go live to our site during the middle of June when our editorial staff is away from the office on holiday.