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Species Dioctria hyalipennis

Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber fly  - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber fly  - Dioctria hyalipennis Dioctria hyalipennis Robber Fly? - Dioctria hyalipennis Kickstand posed Robber fly - Dioctria hyalipennis
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Dioctria
Species hyalipennis (Dioctria hyalipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dioctria baumhaueri (discussion)
Explanation of Names
Dioctria hyalipennis (Fabricius 1794)
Size
10-12 mm
Identification
delicate build; long slender abdomen is narrower at the base than at the tip; halteres yellow; legs less hairy/spiny than most robber flies, fore and mid legs yellowish, hind legs dark
Range
holarctic: ne. NA (QC-ON to MD-MI) & w. Palaearctic(1)
Habitat
shrubs in woodlands, parks, suburban yards
Season
May-Jul