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Species Diogmites misellus

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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 misellus (Diogmites misellus)
Numbers
Diogmites misellus Loew 1866
Size
Body 16-23 mm, average 20 mm(1)
Identification
Smallest Diogmites. Central stripe on top of thorax shades to red towards front(1)
Range
e. US (MA-FL to KS-TX)(2)
Habitat
Dry, open areas
Season
Jul-Sep in NC
Food
Feeds on Diptera and on ants, often by picking off of grass stems.