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Species Lasiopogon currani

small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - female small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - female Lasiopogon currani with prey - Lasiopogon currani - female
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 Stichopogoninae
Genus Lasiopogon
Species currani (Lasiopogon currani)
Explanation of Names
Lasiopogon currani Cole & Wilcox 1938
Size
6-8 mm
Identification
Many have reddish tarsi, tibiae and genitalia and the third antennal segment is often reddish, too. The giveaway here (if you can see it) is that the top surface of the halter is completely black. This is the only Lasiopogon in the region that has this character.
Range
Ontario south to Georgia in, and east of, the Appalachian Mountains.