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Species Ceraturgus aurulentus

Robber Fly - Ceraturgus aurulentus fly - Ceraturgus aurulentus Robber Fly - Ceraturgus aurulentus Ceraturgus aurulentus - female Ceraturgus aurulentus - female Asilidae - Ceraturgus aurulentus Ceraturgus aurulentus Asilid - Ceraturgus aurulentus - female
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 Stenopogoninae
Genus Ceraturgus
Species aurulentus (Ceraturgus aurulentus)
Explanation of Names
Ceraturgus aurulentus (Fabricius 1805)
Size
9-11 mm(1)
Identification
distinctive species, readily recognized by its small size, rich golden pollen, bicolored femora and tibiae, and short, thin, parallel-sided proboscis(1)
Range
Massachusetts south to Georgia, west to Michigan(1)(2)
Season
Jul-Sep (mostly Aug-Sep)(1)
Life Cycle
Little known. Two of three BugGuide records to date (as of October 2013) came to lights. Apparently oviposits in soil (BugGuide image below). See images below for discussion of habitat, appearance, behavior:
Remarks
Rare species: fewer than two dozen specimens collected in the past 200 years.(1) BugGuide contributors found them in three localities, Aug-Sep 2013 (perhaps the first records since the 1980's)