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Genus Holopogon

Small Robber Fly - Holopogon phaeonotus tiny robber - Holopogon Asilidae, dorsal - Holopogon Asilid - Holopogon Asilid - Holopogon mica - female robber fly - Holopogon phaeonotus - male Asilid - Holopogon wilcoxi - female Haplopogon - Holopogon
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 Holopogon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Holopogon Loew 1847
Holopogon is also a genus of orchids.
Explanation of Names
Greek holo whole + pogon a beard (1)
22 spp. in our area, 65 total(2); just four species in most of eastern North America--see Holopogon page (3)
small, circa 6-8 mm length (guide images; three neotropical species listed as 7-8 mm)
Small to tiny robber flies, often seen perching on ends of twigs, stems. Note swollen hind tibiae--quoting from a key (4):
"Posterior tibiae strongly swollen, about twice as large as the anterior"