Subject: Some kind of fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Huntsville, Alabama
Time: 04:58 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We found this bug on our windshield this afternoon. It took quite a ride with us. It did recover and fly away. We’r thought it looked kind of like a big horse fly, about the diameter of a 50 cent coin in length, except for the stripes and pointy abdomen. Thank you for letting us know what it is!
How you want your letter signed: Rex and Elizabeth
Dear Rex and Elizabeth,
This large, predatory Robber Fly is commonly called a Red Footed Cannibalfly, and your request is the first submission we have received this year. We typically post at least five images of Red Footed Cannibalflies each summer.