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Tabanus sulcifrons

Registered Phenomenon Code: x

Object Class: Beta

Containment Protocols: All known instances of RPC-x are kept in a compact wildlife containment cell at Site-002. The interior of the cell is to be plastered with RPC-x-a, at least 5 mm thick at any given point. Containment breaches and uncontained instances are to be handled exclusively by subsidiary MST Bravo-9 ("Galloping Exoskeletons").

Description: RPC-x is the designation for 14,8█▓ anomalous instances of Tabanus sulcifrons (Common Horsefly). RPC-x are not believed to have a finite lifespan, as attempts at starvation1 and dehydration have only caused instances to lower metabolism and enter a hibernation state. RPC-x are yet to be successfully injured.

RPC-x instances build colony nests using a concrete-based paste (RPC-x-a), and tend to occupy more surface area rather than space. A single RPC-x colony could hold up to approximately 800 instances.

RPC-x are capable of self-propelling to velocities as high as 2500 km/h2. As such, instances can penetrate and/or pass through solid objects while flying and suffer no injury. Very few materials have not been successfully penetrated by RPC-x instances3; while the reason for this is unknown, it is theoretically correlated with the anomalous density of RPC-x instances, as described below.

RPC-x instances themselves are impenetrable, as all tested methods of dissecting, melting, molding, or otherwise altering the shape of living instances have failed. In the majority of cases, only the tested material is altered during attempts.

Addendum 1: Below is a refined list of all known civilian casualties caused by uncontained colonies/instances of RPC-x. For the complete list, see Researcher Eric Smith.

Addendum 2: Below is a refined list of all known D-Class casualties provoked during testing. It is of note that these tests were conducted specifically for observation of anatomical damage caused by RPC-x instances. For the complete list, see Dr. Eric Smith.

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