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Species Proctacanthus heros

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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 Proctacanthus
Species heros (Proctacanthus heros)
Explanation of Names
Proctacanthus heros (Wiedemann 1828)
Size
3.5-5 cm (?)
Range
KY-VA-FL-MS(1)