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Species Proctacanthus brevipennis

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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 brevipennis (Proctacanthus brevipennis)
Explanation of Names
Proctacanthus brevipennis (Wiedemann 1828)
NA east of the Rockies (NH-FL to MT-CO-TX)(1)