The Robber Fly (Asilidae)
It took some searching to find out what this one is! I finally found it!
This one was in my house one night last week. My son and I took pics then took it outside. It was a really weird looking bug!
Here's the info from Wikipedia:
Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide. All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista. The short, strong proboscis is used to stab and inject victims with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which paralyze and digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied meal through the proboscis. Many species have long, tapering abdomens, sometimes with a sword-like ovipositor. Others are fat-bodied bumblebee mimics. Adult robber flies attack other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, various bees, ants, dragon and damselflies, Ichneumon wasps, grasshoppers, and some spiders.
I don't like the fact that they kill butterflies and dragonflies, but the others I can live without!
Not a lot going on around here besides work, but that's a good thing! I'm just chillin' in the house right now, cause the shop is a sauna in the afternoons. If you have any extra rain, send it my way! :)