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Genus Triorla

BG1310 D1009 - Triorla interrupta - female Robber - Triorla interrupta Laphria? - Triorla interrupta Large Robberfly from SC - Triorla interrupta Robber Fly - Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interupta - Triorla interrupta - male  Triorla interrupta - Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta? - Triorla interrupta
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 Triorla
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Triorla Parks 1968
Explanation of Names
Possibly a reference to the structure of the aedeagus (trior, trier) -- see below
a single species in our area, 10 spp. total(1)
Aedeagus with three long apical tubes (in Efferia, aedeagus hookshaped; in Eicherax, has 3 short apical tubes). (Parks 1968)
Author of genus is LeRoy Parks, then at Oregon State University. He apparently had a short career as an entomologist. The publication notes: "Mr. Parks had nearly completed this paper when his untimely death occurred November 20, 1966. Edited and submitted by Charles H. Martin." A grave memorial indicates his birth year was 1930. (See wikispecies page linked above for details.)
Print References
Parks L. (1968) Synopsis of robberfly genera allied to Efferia and Eicherax including a new genus. PanPac. Entomol. 44: 171-179. (BHL link)