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Genus Ablautus

Robber fly - Ablautus vanduzeei - male Pale robber with black bands and circles on abdomen - Ablautus rufotibialis Oso Flaco Robber Fly - Ablautus schlingeri - female Valentine's Day - Ablautus vanduzeei - male - female Ablautus mimus? - Ablautus - female Ablautus rufotibialis Ablautus rufotibialis Oso Flaco robber fly - Ablautus schlingeri - 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 Ablautus
Explanation of Names
Ablautus Loew 1866
13 described spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
4-12 mm(1)
photos of pinned specimens of all spp. in(1)
w. US (WY-WA to TX-CA) & n. Mexico(1)