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