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Species Diogmites neoternatus

Robber Fly - Diogmites neoternatus Diogmites neoternatus ? - Diogmites neoternatus Hanging Thief - Diogmites neoternatus Diogmites neoternatus2 - Diogmites neoternatus Fly? - Diogmites neoternatus unknown bug/mosquito? - Diogmites neoternatus large bee like fly like bug - Diogmites neoternatus Hanging Thief Robber Fly - Diogmites neoternatus - 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 Dasypogoninae
Genus Diogmites (Hanging-thieves)
Species neoternatus (Diogmites neoternatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Deromyia neoternata
Explanation of Names
Diogmites neoternatus (Bromley 1931)
Size
body 20-30 mm (average 24 mm)(1)
Identification
medium-sized brownish species with long legs; abdomen strongly constricted between segments II & III; mesonotum with three velvety black stripes that contrast with the light background of the disc(1)
Range
Across the US (DE-MI-NE-NV to FL-TX-AZ); Mexico(2)
tates: Arizona, east to Florida, north to Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, eastward to Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina.
Habitat
Fields, shrubby thickets, such as bramble patches.
Season
Jun-Aug in NC(3)
Works Cited
1.The genus Diogmites in the eastern United States
Artigas J.N. 1966. Ohio J. Sci. 66: 401-421.
2.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.