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Species Megaphorus minutus

Megaphorus minutus Mini Mallophora - Megaphorus minutus - male - female Mini Mallophora - Megaphorus minutus - male - female Megaphorus minutus--mating - Megaphorus minutus - male - female Megaphorus sp? - Megaphorus minutus Megaphorus sp? - Megaphorus minutus Megaphorus sp? - Megaphorus minutus Robber fly - Megaphorus minutus
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 Asilinae
Genus Megaphorus
Species minutus (Megaphorus minutus)
Explanation of Names
Megaphorus minutus (Macquart 1834)
Range
PA-FL(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in a mass on the stem of a plant, such as a stiff blade of grass:

This unusual (for an asilid) egg-laying habit is shared with the related Mallophora (see this page(2)). See discussion.
Pupation is in a cell in the ground: