MattClassic's forum posts

#1 Posted by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Genuinely saddened by this. Been a longtime fan of the Fire Pro series for as long as I can remember. Pouring one out for you tonight, Mr. Masuda.

#2 Posted by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Are we gonna get a new Law of the West now too? Because that would be cool.

#3 Edited by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Alligator tail. Probably not that weird, all things considered. Tasted kind of like steak.

Also rocky mountain oysters. Deep-fried bull balls.

#4 Edited by MattClassic (411 posts) -

ART IS ART.

#5 Edited by MattClassic (411 posts) -

@erbarad said:

Ask reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/ they should know ;)

Mystery solved thanks to their Frequently Asked Bug section!

Not a wasp at all. It's apparently a member of the Asilidae family, also known as robber flies or assassin flies, which doesn't even narrow it down that much, as there about 7000 species of Asilidae. My bug is a dead ringer for the fly in the first big image on the Wiki page (coloration is slightly different and it's a male so it doesn't have the crazy looking ovipositor, but it's otherwise identical), somewhat disconcertingly called an "unidentified species." Species of Asilidae can be found all over the world (yes, even Sweden). They're not particularly dangerous to humans; a painful bite, but not venomous .

Thanks for the help, and thanks to everyone else for the comments, my roommate got a kick out of them.

#6 Edited by MattClassic (411 posts) -

@itwongo said:

@mattclassic: I need a more specific location. Where you at?

Southeast US, Georgia to be specific.

#7 Edited by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Found at my roommate's workplace. Nobody knows what the hell it is:

The black bit just above the stinger (ovipositor?) are guts. The most exotic location my roommate's workplace receives packages from is Mexico. Found attempting to nest in sheet rock. My guess is some sort of wasp, but I've never seen a wasp this gnarly before. Online searches turned up nothing.

#8 Posted by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Found at my roommate's workplace. Nobody knows what the hell it is:

The black bit just above the stinger (ovipositor?) are guts. The most exotic location my roommate's workplace receives packages from is Mexico. Found attempting to nest in sheet rock. My guess is some sort of wasp, but I've never seen a wasp this gnarly before.

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#10 Posted by MattClassic (411 posts) -

Holy Christ, in the two seconds it took for me to click the link for this article from the front page and load this page, something like 30 new comments were posted.