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Species Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei

Ablautus? on Twig - Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei - female Common Early Asilid - Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei - male
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
Species vanduzeei (Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei)
Explanation of Names
Nannocyrtopogon vanduzeei Wilcox & Martin 1936
"Males ... are distinctive because most of the abdomen is covered with gray, which leaves only narrow black stripes & spots; most Nannocyrtopogon have much blacker abdomens." [comment by Eric Fisher]
known so far only from Ventura Co., CA; uncommon [comment by Eric Fisher]