Geographic location of the bug: Virginia
Time: 04:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Need help figuring out what this is
How you want your letter signed: William clarke
This is a Giant Stonefly in the genus Pteronarcys and here is a BugGuide image for comparison. Also known as Salmonflies, Giant Stoneflies have aquatic larvae known as naiads that are found in freshwater streams, so we suspect you live near a creek or river.