Fairly large and colorful http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2381006
I'm a novice on bug ID but this looks like a Tiger crane flyn (Nephrotoma ferruginea). No pic in Bug Files but BugGuide.net
http://bugguide.net/node/view/24962 has pictures. Consider adding your image to Dave's Garden Bug Files.
You might be right ill look more into it