Subject: Identify red flying insect
Geographic location of the bug: North florida
Time: 03:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Red flying insect with legs like a mosquito and a curved back end with what looks like pinchers and tiger like wings: Rudy caramadre
This unusual looking insect is commonly called a Scorpionfly, and despite its name and appearance, it is quite harmless. Based on information posted to BugGuide, all North American Scorpionflies are in the family Panorpidae and genus Panorpa.