Subject: What is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Caribbean side of Costa Rica
Time: 09:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This bug is about an inch and a half long. The body is orange-ish. It came out at night but was still here in the morning.
How you want your letter signed: Sherry Lidstone
This is one beautiful fly, and the large eyes indicate it is a male Fly. Our best guess is that it might be a male Horse Fly, but we have never seen any images of Horse Flies with such unusual markings. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist us with a proper identification.
Thanks to Cesar Crash, we now know that this is a male Timber Fly in the family Pantophthalmidae. We have images of a female Timber Fly in our archives.