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Genus Cophura

Asilid - Cophura arizonensis Asilid with red halteres and tibiae - Cophura arizonensis fly 52 - Cophura painteri Asilid - Cophura arizonensis asilid  - Cophura tolandi - female Robber Fly - Cophura vandykei - female Asilidae - Cophura caca - female Small asilid - Cophura brevicornis
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 Dasypogoninae
Genus Cophura
Explanation of Names
Cophura Osten-Sacken 1887
34 spp. in our area (4 reach Canada, all in BC)(1)(2)
First flagellomere unnotched; male with 7 visible abdominal tergites, wing hyaline or brown only on basal two-thirds, not spotted; pulvilli present; face plane or rounded; scutum without crest of hairs; protibial spur present but thin and sigmoid.(3)
w. US + BC; Mexico(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Nearctic Region [unpublished draft]
Fisher E.M., Wilcox J. 1997. 45 pp.
2.Robber Flies
3.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1981. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.