What the puppy found in the garden

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on September 8, 2011

Sounds like a game of clue, doesn’t it? Well, the puppy fixated on something and I went to investigate. What I saw was rather alarming and I put the puppy up so I could take pictures. Turns out this wicked looking thing is a robber fly. It flies through the air snatching up bugs and eating them. What it was doing on the ground is a mystery. It must have been sick or old and dying. In any case, he is preserved in alcohol right now. Really a creepy looking bug.

Robber fly

robber fly top

Gardenbookfrontcoverthumbnail For more help gardening, buy my book, Preparing A Vegetable Garden From The Ground Up
Available in print or ebook from or other retailers, this book walks you from choosing the site of your garden all the way through what to do after the harvest. Buy a copy for yourself or a friend today!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Hydroponic Supplies September 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

My goodness that’s a scary looking bug! Very cool, but if I saw it in person I’d probably run for the hills! =) Thanks for sharing though, I love that stuff. . . I just love it from a distance, that’s all.


Leah from Walking Tours Rome September 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ick – I’ve never heard of these before. How big was it? Looks gigantic in the photos!!


Stephanie Suesan Smith September 16, 2011 at 7:00 am

The body is about three inches long and the spike is about a half inch. Gigantic indeed and very evil looking.


Kayla from Online Furniture Stores September 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Glad the bug didn’t get ahold of your puppy – even though it’s not THAT big, it doesn’t look like a bite from it would feel wonderful!


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 0 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)

Previous post:

Next post: