Subject: Bumble Bee mimicking hoverfly?
Geographic location of the bug: Central New York
Time: 05:55 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello!
I was startled by what I thought was a bumblebee in my bedroom, until I started to scoop it up in a glass and carry it outside, and I realized it was something like a monstrous horsefly. After some internet searching, I see it is a hover fly, but cannot seem to find this species. For scale, the wires are half an inch apart.
Thanks for any help!
How you want your letter signed: Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me
Dear Shoo Fly,
This is actually a Rodent Bot Fly.