Subject: red footed
July 26, 2014 2:49 pm
Does this thing bite or sting humans?
Signature: freaked out
Dear freaked out,
Though the Red-Footed Cannibalfly, Promachus rufipes, is a very adept hunter capable of taking stinging wasps like this Paper Wasp on the wing, they are not aggressive towards humans. With that said, if a human ever tried to capture a Red-Footed Cannibalfly or other large Robber Fly with bare hands, a bite may result.