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Species Tipulogaster glabrata

Robber Fly - Tipulogaster glabrata Robber - Tipulogaster glabrata Soldier Fly - Tipulogaster glabrata Leptogastrinae sex - Tipulogaster glabrata - male - female  Tipulogaster sp. - Tipulogaster glabrata - female Robber Fly - Tipulogaster glabrata Tipulogaster glabrata - female Tipulogaster glabrata
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 Leptogastrinae
Genus Tipulogaster
Species glabrata (Tipulogaster glabrata)
Explanation of Names
Tipulogaster glabrata (Wiedemann 1828)
the shellacked look of the thoracic dorsum distinctive among thin Leptogaster (Herschel Raney)
QC-FL to NE-TX(1)
Like others of this group, glean stationary prey from vegetation. Sometimes take spiders in their webs (discussion)