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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Philonicus

Unknown Asilid - Philonicus rufipennis Robber Fly - Philonicus rufipennis Philonicus fuscatus - male Smoke Hole Asilid - Philonicus fuscatus Philonicus rufipennis - female Robber fly 1 - Philonicus plebeius Asilid - Philonicus plebeius - male Asilid - Philonicus plebeius - male
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 Asilinae
Genus Philonicus
Explanation of Names
Philonicus Loew 1849
6 spp. in our area, 21 total(1)
NA (US & Mexico) and Eurasia; in our area, mostly sw. & c. US; Ph. obscurus is eastern(1)