It was a Guild of Assassins, after all. Black was what you wore. The night was black and so were you. And black had such style, and an Assassin without style, everyone agreed, was just a highly paid arrogant thug.
-Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
My own personal assassin. Get those thrips! Proud to find many of these guys on my roses lately. It means I am growing a healthy insecticide free garden!
Assassin bug (Reduviidae). Predatory insect (beneficial). Prey on small invertebrates such as aphids, beetles, and stick bugs.
Careful though! They won’t hesitate to bite a finger if you get too close 😮
Pope John Paul II. Hybrid Tea. Very fragrant. Dr. Keith Zary. 2006.