Hanging Thief

Subject:  Stonefly?
Geographic location of the bug:  Northern Virginia
Date: 07/23/2019
Time: 08:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I spotted this insect a couple days ago when it landed on some dill flowers in my garden in northern Virginia. I thought it might be a type of stonefly, but the eyes seem off. Any help identifying this fella would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Danny

Hanging Thief

Dear Danny,
This Robber Fly is a Hanging Thief in the genus
Diogmites.  Hanging Thieves get their common name from their habit of hanging from one leg while eating their prey.

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