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Life does not always give you exactly what you ask of it. Life is not a gumball machine, hungry for quarters.

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Life does not always give you exactly what you ask of it.  Life is not a gumball machine, hungry for quarters.

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[Mydas Flies are large, heavy-bodied wasp mimics.  They are a velvety black, with the 2nd abdominal segment being a bright orange-yellow, orange, or reddish orange.  Blackish wings have a bluish or purplish sheen.  Mydas Flies are frequently seen on flowers and they presumably feed on nectar (they were once thought to feed on other insects).]

Wasp-like but harmless! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Wasp-like but harmless! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014