Robber Fly?

This unknown flying insect is 2 and1/2 inches long! Help us identify it.

6 comments:

Branch Of Wisdom said...

Hmm...if the wings were a bit more orange, I would guess a tarantula hawk???

lindafay said...

Thanks for responding. Notice the short antennas and green eyes? We were thinking it was possibly a square headed wasp, but it doesn't quite match up. It's got to be some sort of wasp, though.

Anonymous said...

I suspect it is a fly of some sort. The antennae do not seem to be long enough for a wasp.

Anonymous said...

Hi...would you mind sharing which state you're writing from? I think we just found the same insect IN OUR HOUSE! Not quite 2.5" long though, maybe 1.5-2.0". I just want to find out if it will sting (will determine if I kill it or release it/shoo it back outside!) Thanks!

lindafay said...

We found this insect in Texas.

Anonymous said...

I looks like a robber fly too me.