Subject: What is it?
Geographic location of the bug: Central Texas
Time: 10:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this on its back and decided to spray it as it looks mean! It has a long needle-like nose and long thin wings, only two though.
How you want your letter signed: Thanks, Russell
Dang Russell. That is one large Robber Fly.
We are quite confident you encountered the Green Eyed Robber Fly, Microstylum morosum, and according to Zoo Safari USA: “Very little is known about this species, but it is the largest of the Robber Flies in North America.” Here is a BugGuide image. You might want to contact your local natural history museum to see if they want the specimen.
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got a photo of green eyed robber fly..just researching..