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Species Promachus bastardii

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Asilinae
Genus Promachus (Giant Robber Flies)
Species bastardii (Promachus bastardii)
Other Common Names
False Bee-Killer
Explanation of Names
Promachus bastardii (Macquart 1838)
Identification
Similar to P. fitchii. Males have distinctive white tip on abdomen and white bands on thorax(1)
Range
ME-FL to MT-TX(2)
Season
Jun-Jul in NC(3)
Food
Predatory, especially on Hymenoptera
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