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Genus Neoitamus

Robber - Neoitamus flavofemoratus Robber Fly - Neoitamus flavofemoratus - male Deceased Robber - Neoitamus flavofemoratus Robberfly - Neoitamus flavofemoratus - male Unidentified robber fly - Neoitamus flavofemoratus Asilid assistance please? - Neoitamus orphne - female Robber Fly (Lasiopogon female?) with prey - Neoitamus - female Neoitamus sp. - Neoitamus - female
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 Neoitamus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Itamus Loew 1849 (preocc.)
Explanation of Names
Neoitamus Osten-Sacken 1878
Greek neos (νεος) 'new' + Itamus, the previous name for the genus, from itamos (ιταμος) 'headlong, hasty, eager, bold'
7 spp. in our area, 60 total(1)
odd female genitalia and small size overall are distinctive --Herschel Raney