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Genus Nannocyrtopogon

Ablautus? on Twig - Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei - female Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Asilidae - Nannocyrtopogon aristatus robber fly - Nannocyrtopogon - male Asilid - Nannocyrtopogon - male
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 Nannocyrtopogon
Explanation of Names
Nannocyrtopogon Wilcox & Martin 1936
Numbers
28 spp., all in our area(1)
Identification
"This is a large genus (26 spp. in Calif., most of them in S. Cal.). The majority of them look quite similar from above, and the best characters are on the fronts of the heads of males. Many species have modified antennae and strange tubercles of their faces -- which they use in courting females (a face to face dance)." [comment by Eric Fisher]