Subject: Huge bee
Geographic location of the bug: North Florida
Time: 06:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This large bee thing buzzed my position.
How you want your letter signed: Kurtz
This is not a Bee. It is a Southern Bee Killer, Mallophora orcina, or another member of the genus, and it is pictured on BugGuide. It is a predatory Robber Fly that mimics a large Bee and that feeds primarily on Bees and Wasps as well as other large flying insects. Based on data for BugGuide sightings, this is a late season sighting.