A Beastly BugPosted: August 23, 2020
Most consider bugs beastly, especially when they show up in human spaces and mess with our stuff. This creature is over the top. Maybe E.T.’s are what we call bugs.
I was standing on my patio when this insect dropped out of the air onto the arm of a chair. It looked like some kind of grasshopper with prey. I grabbed my cell phone and started snapping. The bug was more interested in lunch than me, so I was able to get a few photos. Once I blew up the picture, the true beast emerged.
I had no idea what this creature was, when it popped up on “pbm garden” blog from North Carolina. She identified it as a Red-footed Cannibal Fly (Promachus rufipes) and I think the name fits it.