The Masked Fly

I have no idea what this little bug is but I thought titling the post “The Masked Fly” might catch some attention and someone might be able to help me identify it. Do you know?

This masked fly was no longer than 1/2 inch and was hanging on to the top of a stalk of tall grass at Moraine Nature Preserve. It seemed completely unaware of me as I clicked away.


All photos are my own. Β©Pepper Tron/Heaven’s Sunshine
No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.


Macro Monday

18 responses to “The Masked Fly”

  1. That does look like a ‘Robber / Assassin Fly’. They catch and kill other insects – mainly other flies – and have a powerful bite. Nice shot PepperπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

    1. Good to know! I may not be getting as close to it next time. 😁

    1. Thanks. It was a fun one to take. 😊

  2. Oh what a lovely photo. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    And yes, I can comment again. Happy Days are here again.

    1. Yay! So glad about that. Thanks for your patience. 😊

  3. I don’t know fly IDs, but I think it’s one of those fellas that like to land and bite my ankles! hehehe

    1. Google identified it as an assassin fly. I didn’t think it was right but after reading your comment I am wondering whether it’s right. πŸ˜‚

  4. Great!! Now it works to comment, at least for me. Hope the problem is gone now. πŸ˜€

    1. So glad you were able to comment. After help from WP and a fellow blogging friend the commenting mystery has been solved. Thanks for your patience. 😁

  5. I have no idea but your photo is great and the title very clever πŸ˜€

    1. Yay! Interesting titles are difficult to come up with sometimes. πŸ˜‰

  6. Beautiful shot. You’re very talented. I can’t identify it though, sorry. Not sure what it is. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I tried identifying it through Google but I don’t think it knows either. 😊

  7. So cool πŸ™‚

    1. I thought the same thing. Google seems to think it is called an assassin fly but I am not convinced. 😊

    1. Thanks Christine. 😊

Thoughtful words accomplish much.

error: All photos are copyrighted by Irene Tron/HeavensSunshine. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.
%d bloggers like this: