Subject: timber fly
Geographic location of the bug: osa costa rica
Time: 03:56 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: found this timber fly in bahia drake…can you help identify it?
How you want your letter signed: jan dellibovi
We have several images of Timber Flies in our archives from Central America, and the best we have ever been able to provide is a genus name Pantophthalmus. The ovipositor and eyes indicate this is a female, and the yellow legs are similar to this image in our archives tentatively identified as Pantophthalmus pictus. These flies are huge.
thanks for your interest…will let you know if i find out anything more