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Genus Neoitamus

Robber Fly - Neoitamus MN July - Neoitamus flavofemoratus - female ID for a robber fly? - Neoitamus - female Robber Fly - Neoitamus flavofemoratus  Asilidae - Neoitamus flavofemoratus Asilidae: Promachus or Efferia? - Neoitamus Robber Fly sp? - Neoitamus Robber - Neoitamus
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