Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the award-winning, middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely.
Here is a nice robber fly that posed for me on a palmetto frond. These flies are rugged predators and if you watch one for a few minutes, you'll see it ambush a passing insect with ruthless efficiency. They also come in a lot of interesting shapes and coloration. Some look like wasps, bumblebees, or jumping spiders.
Look at that fierce mouth. I'm glad I'm not on the menu.