Subject:  Insect picture to identify…
Geographic location of the bug:  Ohio
Date: 07/29/2018
Time: 12:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is it?  Front and side view images attached. Interesting picture, but we don’t know what it is.  July in Ohio.  The deck screw in the picture for reference of size is a #2 Phillips exterior deck screw from Lowe’s.
How you want your letter signed:  Greg

Hanging Thief

Dear Greg,
This magnificent predator is a predatory Robber Fly in the genus
Diogmites, commonly called a Hanging Thief, because after catching its prey, often large stinging insects like Wasps, while flying, it will frequently hang from one leg while dining.

Hanging Thief

Location: Ohio

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