just an assassin fly, no big deal

In all the mayhem that’s happened in 2020, the most recent being a simmering threat of murder hornets, I came across this fellow hanging out on my backyard fence. Oh, it’s just an assassin fly, no biggie!

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As you can see, staying true to his name, he’s recently assassinated another insect.

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These aren’t a threat to humans, though. In fact, they go after insects so the assassin fly is beneficial to mankind in that they reduce the amount of flying insects which can be a nuisance. So……. I guess we can mark the assassin fly as a “win” in 2020? Terrorizing name aside, the assassin fly is a wild-looking insect. The furry legs, bipod-feet, the large smooth eyes, the hunchbacked furry body, it’s built like a predatory machine ready for speed and attacking.

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So if you see one of these flying towards you, have no fear. Well, good luck with that… I’ll be running in a zig zag pattern.

-Out of the Wilderness

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