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Species Asilus sericeus

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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 Asilus
Species sericeus (Asilus sericeus)
Explanation of Names
Asilus sericeus Say 1823
Greek 'silky'
20-28 mm(1)
e. NA (ME-FL to ON-ND-TX)(2)
Meadows, fields, etc. with flowers.
Often preys on nectar-seeking insects such as butterflies
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
4.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.