Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Can You Identity this Creature?

Can You Identity this Creature?

Thus far, you guys have been able to name everything I've thrown at you, but can you name this creature?

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My husband said it was a dragonfly, but we've seen many dragonflies while on the boat, and this is no dragonfly.

It nicely let me take a few pictures and then as soon as I put the camera down, it flew away.

What am I?

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin, TX real estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.


Comment balloon 14 commentsDonna Harris • July 12 2009 08:32PM


OK not sure I know what it is but I know what I dont want it to be house guest

Posted by Eric Reid (Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners) over 9 years ago

Donna, I haven't a clue what this guy is, but he's one really funny looking bug!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago


Is that a locust?  Every few years these creatures re-appear.  i'm not sure but the wings have the appearance of some type of fly, locust but, etc...

Posted by Karen Monsour, REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert! (Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach) over 9 years ago

Donna - I don't think it is a dragonfly.  It could be a locust.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) over 9 years ago

Robber Fly maybe

Can a realtor get ce credit for an entomology course?



Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) over 9 years ago

Hi Donna, I have no idea other than  it looks like like it might be a relative of the fly. Whatever it is the photography is great!

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 9 years ago

LOL This is the 3rd one you have thrown our way. You have quite a few guests in Austin. It looks like some sort of wasp, but I am not a bug expert as you know from the previous posts. I'll follow to see the answer.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 9 years ago

Hi Donna... whatever it is, I don't want to be anywhere near it.  Ask Trey Thurmond in College Station... he photographs all sorts of insects and posts them... I bet he'd know!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Iww. It looks like a  fly that mated with a scorpion. YUCK!

Posted by Laurie Mindnich over 9 years ago

I'm very disappointed!!  With the last two, people knew immediately what they were.  This doesn't look like any locust I've ever seen. Locust are fatter and have some kind of shell as they shed the shells. This is skinny and long...

Maybe others will find this and help.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 9 years ago


I agree with Steve; however I would mail it to Trey and if he does not know he could take it up to A&M, and someone there would know.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker over 9 years ago

I think it is a hybrid dragonfly maybe he is dehydrated from the Texas heat.

Posted by Carl Winters over 9 years ago

No I have no idea!  But I swear I saw something similar in PA!  But maybe not.  Just similar.  I think what I saw was smaller.

Posted by Nyssa Smith, REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate (Keller Williams Advantage Realty) over 9 years ago

THanks to Trey Thurmond, this is a Robber Fly:



Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 9 years ago