Subject: Flying brown bug
Location: Lees summit, Missouri
June 4, 2015 10:25 pm
Hello, found this guy on my lap as I entered my car. He came along for the ride till I stopped then flew away. Looks a bit like a horse fly.
We are very excited to post your images of a Stinkfliege, Coenomyia ferruginea, a fly in the family Xylophagidae, as we have but one other example on our site and your images are far superior. Alas, there is not much information on BugGuide, but according to the translation of Insektenbox: “Larvae live on detritus (dead vegetable matter, sludge).” According to the translation of Insekten, the family are called Wood Flies.