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Genus Ospriocerus

Robber fly - Ospriocerus Black and red robber fly with white between eyes - Ospriocerus Asilidae? - Ospriocerus aeacus Robber Fly - Ospriocerus Ospriocerus aeacus female with muddy posterior segments? - Ospriocerus aeacus - female Darth Vader Robber Fly - Ospriocerus aeacus Ospriocerus tenebrosus Ospriocerus vallensis? - Ospriocerus
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
Ospriocerus Loew 1866
Numbers
17 spp. in our area, 24 total(1)
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
Remarks
Revised in(2)
Works Cited
1.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm
2.A revision of Ospriocerus (Diptera: Asilidae)
Martin C.H. 1968. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., Ser. 4 35: 401-424.