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Genus Ablautus

Pale fly - Ablautus rufotibialis Pale robber with black bands and circles on abdomen - Ablautus rufotibialis Ablautus flavipes Ablautus flavipes Ablautus mimus - male - female Ablautus mimus? - Ablautus - male Ablautus mimus? - Ablautus - female Ablautus rufotibialis
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)