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Pogonias group

Robber Fly - Efferia pogonias - male Robber fly - Efferia benedicti - male New Mexico Robber - Efferia - female New Mexico Robber - Efferia - female Robberfly - Efferia pogonias Efferia benedicti - female White-banded robber fly - Efferia pogonias - male Asilid - Efferia mortensoni - male
Classification
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 Efferia
No Taxon Pogonias group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pogonioefferia Artigas & Papavero 1997
Numbers
40 spp. in our area, 43 total(1)
Identification
Males have distinctive up-curved tip of abdomen. Females have tapered abdomens. Both have dense white hairs. Albibarbefferia is somewhat similar. Compare also Nerax group.