Subject: Type of Robber Fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Asheville, NC (WNC)
Time: 04:58 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this one floating in the kiddie pool. It’s about 2″ long. Can you identify it for me, please and thanks?
How you want your letter signed: Curious in WNC
Dear Curious in WNC,
This is a Giant Robber Fly in the genus Promachus, and based on images posted to BugGuide, we believe it might be Promachus hinei. There appears to be a wing near the Giant Robber Flies legs that does not belong to the Giant Robber Fly. We suspect it might have caught prey just before falling into your pool and drowning.