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robber - Eucyrtopogon

robber - Eucyrtopogon
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton County, Wyoming, USA
July 16, 2008
Size: ~10mm
caught on Metapogon?

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robber - Eucyrtopogon robber - Eucyrtopogon robber - Eucyrtopogon

Moved from Dasypogoninae.

Moved from Robber Flies.

I have
No Metas listed for that state from the catalog. But I have not seen a member of that genus. That is the wing spotting noted for the genus as far as my key goes. Nevada has three species, but that may be quite a find for WY. Will send to Dr. Fisher.

interesting... i thought i had the genus right, however, i will be glad to hear from Dr. Fisher on the matter. i can always add more pictures... i am afraid it is not going to fly off any time soon.

Not a Metapogon; probably a E
Not a Metapogon; probably a Eucyrtopogon sp., though could be a Comantella sp. Hard to separate these two genera by photos (can't accurately identify species of either genus - even when you have specimens available!).

I sent
Edward the splits on Eucyrtopogon. Sounds like Comantella should be distinct. Backomyia also close to Eucyrtopogon in key.

i think i can call it Eucyrtopogon... i can not see the two stout bristles on the scape, however, i will take a few flies up to the university sometime soon and have a better look at them under the scope. thank you both very much for the help... i may have some more later, i took quite a few flies out west and am still sorting through them, many are unfamiliar to me.

I have this
In hand now and it does key to Eucyrtopogon. I have no idea on species.

thank you very much, Dr. Fisher... i thought the spots on the wings were a sure thing, good to hear from an expert. could i trouble you to have a look at a few other asilids i have added recently?

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