Subject: Creepy Critter I’ve Never Seen Before!
Geographic location of the bug: Madison County, Kentucky
Time: 11:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My boyfriend and I walked into the kitchen around 10:45 pm and next to the sink was an insect I was creeped out by, but couldn’t stop looking at!
It didn’t move when the boyfriend removed it to the bathroom. I am not sure if it was dead or alive.
Both of us have lived in old houses before and never seen one….we are both in our 40’s.
The house we live in now in on the foothills of the Appalachia Mountains. It was built in the late 1800’s and renovated in the 1940’s and again in the 1960’s.
The original creek rock, used in original foundation, is still under the house.
There are also many caves around the area. As well as other “creepy” types of bugs. Example…. Cave Crickets.
The weather has been a lot milder, wetter, and, cooler than normal.
Are these normal for this area? I can’t find anything about them.
Thanks so much!
How you want your letter signed: Concerned in Kentucky
Dear Concerned in Kentucky,
You have no cause for concern. This is a Robber Fly, a winged predator that did not originate from inside your home. It likely accidentally entered the home and died. This is an outdoor predator that has no interest in living indoors. We cannot tell the species for certain but we believe it might be a Hanging Thief in the grnus Diogmites which is pictured on Bugguide.