Subject: What kind of bug is this?!
Location: Warsaw, IN. Northern Indiana close to the country.
July 19, 2016 12:52 pm
we found this on our grill when we were watering our plants & we are dumbfounded by what kind of bug this is.. thank you!
Signature: Britney England
We believe we have correctly identified your Mydas Fly in the family Mydidae as Mydas tibialis which is described on BugGuide as: “Black body, smoky wings, brown legs.” BugGuide describes the harmless members of this family as being: “Large flies, often wasp mimics. Have prominent, clubbed antennae and distinctive wing venation.” Though they mimic wasps, Mydas Flies neither sting nor bite and they pose no threat to humans.