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Genus Neoitamus

MN July - Neoitamus flavofemoratus - female Neoitamus orphne female with crane fly - Neoitamus orphne - female unknown robber - Neoitamus flavofemoratus Neoitamus species - Neoitamus - female Robber Fly - Machimus sp? - Neoitamus Robber - Neoitamus Robber Fly (Lasiopogon female?) with prey - Neoitamus - female asilidae sp. - Neoitamus flavofemoratus - 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 Asilinae
Genus Neoitamus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Itamus Loew 1849 (preocc.)
Explanation of Names
Neoitamus Osten-Sacken 1878
Greek neos (νεος) 'new' + Itamus, the previous name for the genus, from itamos (ιταμος) 'headlong, hasty, eager, bold'
Numbers
7 spp. in our area, 60 total(1)
Identification
odd female genitalia and small size overall are distinctive --Herschel Raney