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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Dioctria

Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Which one? - Dioctria Insect for ID - Dioctria ID help please - Dioctria hyalipennis - male Dioctria female - Dioctria hyalipennis - female Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis 3013278 dioctria - Dioctria hyalipennis Asiloidea ? - Dioctria hyalipennis
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Dioctria
Explanation of Names
Dioctria Meigen 1803
7 spp. in our area, almost 100 total(1)
10-12 mm
holarctic genus, by far most diverse in Europe/Mediterranean(1)