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Species Proctacanthus rufus

Proctacanthus - Proctacanthus rufus - male Proctacanthus - Proctacanthus rufus - female Proctacanthus rufus - male - female BG1320 C9276 - Proctacanthus rufus - male large robber fly - Proctacanthus rufus Rob2 - Proctacanthus rufus - female Robber Fly - Proctacanthus rufus - female Dipteran (I believe) - Proctacanthus rufus
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 Asilinae
Genus Proctacanthus
Species rufus (Proctacanthus rufus)
Explanation of Names
Proctacanthus rufus Williston 1885
>25 mm
Females elongate with bristle-tipped ovipositor
MA-FL to IA-TX(1)
Clear streams and rivers