Saturday, July 16, 2016

Death in the Garden

The call came from the back door, "There's a dragonfly eating a fly on one of the tomato plants." So I put the just opened beer back in the fridge, grabbed the camera and went out to see, this.

A horse fly, perhaps Tabanus nigripes, in a death grip.

The dragonfly is an Eastern Pondhawk, one of the more common species we have in the yard. and star of this recent post, where I lamented that it was not eating one of the many biting flies that torment us.

Perhaps they read my blog?

Regardless, as far as I'm concerned, they can eat every fly in the county.

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