Geographic location of the bug: Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 09:07 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: maybe 6 or 7 mm long
How you want your letter signed: Daniel Gronseth
This unusual critter is a Cactus Fly in the family Neriidae, probably the Longhorn Cactus Fly, Odontoloxozus longicornis, which is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide the habitat is: “Deserts; larvae in decomposing cacti.” Thanks to your submission, we have created a Cactus Fly category, moved previously uncategorized postings into the new category, and moved previous postings originally categorized as Stilt Legged Flies into the correct family category.