Every time I post a photo of an insect, I feel the need to defend the little critters. Ok, maybe not butterflies and ladybugs since everyone likes those, but any other insects. Take this guy – this Summer Fishfly is quite large (around 4 inches) and I suspect a good number of people find it ugly or scary. Like most insects, it is completely harmless. It lives for years in the water and then comes out for about a week as a winged adult when it looks for love and doesn’t feed. I tried to show their gentle nature as I thought this flower I found it on accented this. If I’ve achieved my intent, you might find insects like this a little more interesting or at least less repulsive.