Subject: What Is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Southern Illinois
Time: 01:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Never seen this before in this area… what is this critter?
How you want your letter signed: Curious
This is a predatory Robber Fly in the genus Diogmites, commonly called a Hanging Thief because the insect often hangs from one leg while consuming prey.