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Species Triorla interrupta

Robber Fly - Triorla interrupta - female Triorla interrupta - male Triorla interrupta Robberfly with Amberwing - Triorla interrupta Unknown Asilidae - Triorla interrupta Robber Fly / Triorla interrupta - Triorla interrupta - female Robberfly - Triorla interrupta Robberfly - Triorla interrupta - male
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 Triorla
Species interrupta (Triorla interrupta)
Explanation of Names
Triorla interrupta (Macquart 1834)
Size
20-25 mm
Identification
Large, gray, abdominal pattern of dark dashes on segments is distinctive, at least in e. US. Ovipositor long, somewhat rounded at tip, not pointed.
Range
so. US (NC-KS to FL-TX-CA) to Columbia(1)
Habitat
Typically open, grassy areas
Season
Jun-Sep in e. NC(2)
Food
Often takes very large insect prey, such as grasshoppers, dragonflies, horseflies(3)
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