UFO #midnighthaiku

Signalling danger
Mysterious visitor
Flying false colours

At over an inch long and pretending to be a vicious hornet, this little guy looks scary, but is nothing more than a harmless, but interesting hoverfly. Masquerading as something far more dangerous, its young can grow in a nest of wasps with impunity and feeds on the debris from the nest. Its false colours and size protect it from predators, but it has no sting in its tail.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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18 Responses to UFO #midnighthaiku

  1. willowdot21 says:

    My kind of fly!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. chris jensen says:


    While sitting in the park, i believe that i came across

    a simular insect…

    Thinking, what a strange wasp?

    You see while i make my coffee an breakfast i put out a piece of beef,
    for the wasps…

    They chopping off chunks of meat,
    then aways they go, to come
    back for more!


  3. Lyn Horner says:

    Funny, fascinating little critter.


  4. Nature is really amazing, Sue.


  5. Denis1950 says:

    A brilliant image and a haiku that brings out the personality of the hoverfly Sue


  6. Ha, ha. I bet they can be pests though if there are too many of them. 😀 — Suzanne


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