Subject: what is this thing I killed at work
Location: St. Louis, MO
July 10, 2014 1:06 am
this creature was flying around my head today at work. it must have gotten inside when a customer walked in the door. anyway, it flew like a wasp or maybe even a mosquito and it was about an inch or inch and a half in length. as soon as it landed where I could kill it, I didn’t hesitate. so I’m just curious as to what this thing is!
Even in its swatted state, this Robber Fly is a magnificent creature. Robber Flies are beneficial predators and they will not attack humans, though they might bite if carelessly handled. We believe your Robber Fly, a victim of Unnecessary Carnage, is a Hanging Thief.