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Asilidae, dorsal - Nicocles - male

Asilidae, dorsal - Nicocles - Male
Stone State Park, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
October 10, 2014
Size: 9 mm
non-target species, sweep in prairie

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Moved from Robber Flies.

to be the state record for genus Nicocles in Iowa. And I assume this is pictus (though I have forgotten politus/pictus separation features at the moment), the one angle shows it is a male. And those terminal pollinose segments likely shown silvery bright.

those terminal pollinose segments are silvery bright, although I could not capture in a photo what I was seeing.

Moved from Flies.

All the patterns, especially the wings, made me question family ID.

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