Robber Fly? - Leptogaster flavipes
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 4, 2008
This one is tough for me - went around and around and I think it might be a robber fly, though that certainly wasn't my first, second or third guess! Is this subfamily Leptogastrinae? Unfortunately, I am not too sure about the size, just that it was larger than the normal green bottle fly I see around, but smaller than the typical cranefly. Maybe 1.5cm long?
Found in a spider web on the side of my house.