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Genus Archilestris

Robber fly - Ospriocerus type? - Archilestris magnificus Mexican Robber Fly - Archilestris magnificus Robber Fly Archilestris magnificus with prey. - Archilestris magnificus Same individual Large Robber Fly - Archilestris magnificus fly 98 - Archilestris magnificus - male Large male Asilidae? - Archilestris magnificus - male Mydas? - Archilestris magnificus Mydas? - Archilestris magnificus
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 Archilestris
Explanation of Names
Archilestris Loew 1874
a single species in our area, 5 spp. total(1)
Arizona is the only place it's found north of Mexico(2)
Works Cited
1.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm
2.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.