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Genus Heteropogon

Robber Fly - Heteropogon macerinus Heteropogon spatulatus? - Heteropogon spatulatus Heteropogon sp. - Heteropogon Heteropogon sp. - Heteropogon Robber fly probably on tip of twig - Heteropogon Heteropogon patruelis mating display - Heteropogon patruelis - male - female Heteropogon macerinus Robber Fly - Heteropogon macerinus - 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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Heteropogon
Explanation of Names
Heteropogon Loew 1847
25 spp. in our area, 56 total(1)
mostly holarctic (very few spp. to the south)(1)