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Species Cerotainiops abdominalis

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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 Laphriinae
Genus Cerotainiops
Species abdominalis (Cerotainiops abdominalis)
Explanation of Names
Cerotainiops abdominalis (Brown 1897)
Range
sw. US (CA to KS-TX)(1)
Remarks
One of the few asilids documented to feed on ants. They sit at the edges of the harvester ant clearings and pick off individual ones.