Hi everyone! Yep, I am here today but I was out this morning getting more pics around the area of flowers and different pics of our lake. I even tried for some insects, but that did not work out so good. For some reason they did not want to cooperate. Anyway, we have another robber fly to enjoy today. It is called “Milbert’s Robber Fly”, and this critter is huge and mean looking. I was not sure what it was when I first saw it, it just seemed too big for a fly, but it is.
If you have seen an adult grasshopper, well, this robber fly is much bigger and actually feeds on grasshoppers. Oddly enough it is the most common large robber fly in our area, yet this is the first year I have seen one, or maybe I should say, the first year I recognized it. I probably saw it other years but the size would likely have made me turn and run!
Though people are not its target, I do not think I would want to let one sit on my bare arm, it just looks like it might bite. They generally prefer a more open, grassy area to live and hunt. These robber flies are quite interesting, I must look for more of them. Well, have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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