Bug.

Not that she knew it.
The fool kept photographing
the thing on her potted hosta
because she’d never seen
anything like it before.

She could have been very
badly bitten.

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A side view.

From behind.

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3 Responses to “UD Face to Face with an Assassination…”

  1. Your Sister Frances Says:

    I think it looks more like a black-and-red ichneumon wasp.

  2. anon Says:

    I agree that it doesn’t look like an assassin bug, what with that thing coming out of its butt (forgive my scientific terminology).

    But if it *is* an assassin bug, I don’t think you need to worry about it running over and attacking you. Most bites are accidental. The blood sucking assassin bugs on the other hand … are the stuff of nightmares.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Horntail wasp?

    https://www.whatsthatbug.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/blackred_horntail_nick.jpg

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