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Species Diogmites basalis

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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 basalis (Diogmites basalis)
Other Common Names
New York Bee Killer
Explanation of Names
Diogmites basalis (Walker 1851)
20-27 mm
A large reddish brown species, with golden spots on each side of the abdominal segments(1)
NH-VA to MI-CO(2)