CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Robber Fly (Efferia spp. likely albibarbis)
Robber Fly larvae (maggots) live in soil and decaying wood. larvae feed on larvae of other insects. so both adults and immatures can be considered beneficial, although the adults may catch some other beneficial insects as well as pests. Robber flies can give a painful bite, but they won’t chase you down or anything.