Subject: Big striped bug
Geographic location of the bug: Edmond, OK
Time: 10:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My son found this bug near a creek. It looked dead, as flies were crawling on it. It’s over an inch long.
How you want your letter signed: Gage
This magnificent beetle is a Cottonwood Borer, and since cottonwood trees are frequently found near water sources, that would explain the beetles proximity to the creek. The fly appears to be a Flesh Fly.