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Genus Ospriocerus

Robber fly - Ospriocerus Robber fly - Ospriocerus Asilidae! - Ospriocerus - female Large Black & Red Robber Fly - Ospriocerus? - Ospriocerus Large Black & Red Robber Fly - Ospriocerus vallensis Ospriocerus aeacus Ospriocerus minos Black and red Robber Flies - Ospriocerus aeacus - male - female
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Ospriocerus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ospriocerus Loew 1866
Numbers
17 spp. in our area, 24 total(2)
Identification
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