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Genus Parataracticus

ID for Small, Red Robber Fly in CA? - Parataracticus wyliei - male ID for Small, Red Robber Fly in CA? - Parataracticus wyliei - male ID for (another) Small, Red Robber Fly in California? - Parataracticus wyliei - male
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 Dasypogoninae
Genus Parataracticus
Explanation of Names
Parataracticus Cole 1924
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 6 total(1)
Range
4 spp. in CA, one TX-AZ, one more in Mexico(1)