While walking around the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, I spotted lots of these insects hovering around the trails. They hover in an exact spot for minutes - as if they were hanging by a string. When you get close, they zoom away extremely fast, then hover a few feet away.

They almost appear mechanical since they are able to stay in one exact spot for so long. I believe this is a Horse Fly, or Hybomitra Epistates. They're a lot of fun to watch.

This one was hovering over the trail through Cowles Bog.

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