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Genus Ospriocerus

Robber Fly - Ospriocerus - Ospriocerus Ospriocerus being eaten by Diogmites - Ospriocerus - male Ospriocerus brevis robber fly - Ospriocerus aeacus Ospriocerus abdominalis - Ospriocerus aeacus Marsh Fly -  - Ospriocerus - male Mydidae - Ospriocerus Darth Vader Robber Fly - Ospriocerus aeacus - female
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Ospriocerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ospriocerus Loew 1866
17 spp. in our area, 24 total(2)
Too many important characters are hidden in photos; many Ospriocerus spp. mimic the same models (wasps) and hence look very much alike. This is one of the genera that I insist on having the specimen in hand in order to make an accurate ID. --Eric Fisher, pers.comm. to =v= 22.vii.2015
Works Cited
1.A revision of Ospriocerus (Diptera: Asilidae)
Martin C.H. 1968. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., Ser. 4 35: 401-424.
2.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm