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Genus Saropogon

Red Robber on Buckwheat - Saropogon luteus Santa Ana Saropogon head - Saropogon hypomelas - female Red Robber Fly - Saropogon luteus Robber Fly with Robberfly Prey - Saropogon Saropogon combustus - Saropogon - female Robber Fly? - Saropogon purus - male Asilidae - Saropogon nitidus Male Saropogon purus? - Saropogon purus - 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 Dasypogoninae
Genus Saropogon
Explanation of Names
Saropogon Loew 1847
20 spp. in our area, ~130 total(1)
worldwide, ~a half of spp. are palaearctic, less that ΒΌ in the New World; in our area, sw. US (S. combustus reaches NE)(1)