Subject:  What is it?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Texas
Date: 06/25/2021
Time: 10:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this on its back and decided to spray it as it looks mean! It has a long needle-like nose and long thin wings, only two though.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, Russell

Green Eyed Robber Fly

Dang Russell.  That is one large Robber Fly.
We are quite confident you encountered the Green Eyed Robber Fly,
Microstylum morosum, and according to Zoo Safari USA: “Very little is known about this species, but it is the largest of the Robber Flies in North America.”  Here is a BugGuide image.  You might want to contact your local natural history museum to see if they want the specimen.

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Location: Texas

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