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Species Stichopogon trifasciatus - Three-banded Robber Fly

Stichopogon trifasciatus? - Stichopogon trifasciatus Stichopogon trifasciatus? - Stichopogon trifasciatus Stichopogon trifasciatus BG1324 C9363 - Stichopogon trifasciatus - female BG1324 C9363 - Stichopogon trifasciatus - female Very tiny robberfly - Stichopogon trifasciatus Stichopogon trifasciatus? - Stichopogon trifasciatus - female Three-banded Robber Fly - Stichopogon trifasciatus
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 Stichopogon
Species trifasciatus (Three-banded Robber Fly)
Explanation of Names
Stichopogon trifasciatus (Say 1823)
trifasciatus = 'three-banded' (refers to the color on the abdomen)
Size
~10-15 mm
Identification
body slender and relatively hairless; thorax and legs light bluish-gray; abdomen with 3 bands of alternating light and dark color (a distinguishing feature among congeners)
Range
so. Canada (transcontinental) to Venezuela(1)
Habitat
usually bare, sandy or gravely areas near water(2)
Food
mostly spiders(2), plus flies and other insects