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Subject:  Identify red flying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  North florida
Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 03:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Red flying insect with legs like a mosquito and a curved back end with what looks like pinchers and tiger like wings:  Rudy caramadre

Scorpionfly

Dear Rudy,
This unusual looking insect is commonly called a Scorpionfly, and despite its name and appearance, it is quite harmless.  Based on information posted to BugGuide, all North American Scorpionflies are in the family Panorpidae and genus
Panorpa.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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