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Genus Dioctria

Fly and wasp prey - Dioctria hyalipennis Fly - Dioctria Dioctria? - Dioctria hyalipennis Dioctria hyalipennis? - Dioctria hyalipennis Dioctria? - Dioctria Unidentified Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis - male Robber Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber fly eating longlegged fly - Dioctria hyalipennis
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Dioctria
Explanation of Names
Dioctria Meigen 1803
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, almost 100 total(1)
Size
10-12 mm
Range
holarctic genus, by far most diverse in Europe/Mediterranean(1)