We found this insect on our garage door handle last summer and were quite intrigued by him (or her). We do a lot of gardening and last summer was the first time we have seen a bug such as this. Actually we never saw more than just this one but that doesn’t really mean much. He didn’t seem to mind our attention or having his picture taken although he refuse to have a picture taken of his face. (St John,Kansas)
Your insect is a Hanging-thieves robber fly. They are one of the beneficial insects of the garden since they feed on other insects that are pests. They get their name because they hang from their front legs while they consume their prey.
These are found in central and eastern North America in woodland or open areas nearby.
The larvae are also thought to feed on critters in the soil.
This genus, Diogmites, usually has green eyes…tho as you said you could not get it to show you them.