Giant Robber Fly: Promachus bastardii

Subject:  What’s this insect?
Geographic location of the bug:  Houston Texas
Date: 06/16/2018
Time: 12:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We  have been searching all night to identify this bug. Please help us!
How you want your letter signed:  Drema from Houston

Giant Robber Fly:  Promachus bastardii

Dear Drema,
We believe we have correctly identified this Giant Robber Fly with its distinctive white-tipped abdomen as a male
Promachus bastardii thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Males have distinctive white tip on abdomen and white bands on thorax.”

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