Subject: Huge flying bug
Geographic location of the bug: Tennessee
Time: 03:25 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What the heck is this thing? My parents were on a bus trip to Tennessee and this huge thing flew by- the only noise was the beating of its wings which reminded them of a hummingbird’s wings because it hovered.
How you want your letter signed: tay2247
This looks to us like a Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae, possibly a Yellow Jacket Hover Fly, commonly called a Good News Bee. They are harmless.
Thank you- I was leaning towards that- it just seemed bigger than what the descriptions said.