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Genus Dioctria

Dioctria? - Dioctria hyalipennis Fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Dioctria hyalipennis? - Dioctria hyalipennis - female Kickstand posed Robber fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Robber fly - Dioctria hyalipennis Dioctria hyalipennis - male Asilidae? - Dioctria hyalipennis Tiny Robber - Dioctria
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)