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Genus Andrenosoma

robberfly - Andrenosoma igneum Andrenosoma Robber Fly - Andrenosoma fulvicaudum - female fly 86 - Andrenosoma igneum - male Asilidae - unknown genus and species - Andrenosoma xanthocnemum Asilidae - Andrenosoma Texas SE Gulf Coast - Andrenosoma? - Andrenosoma xanthocnemum - male robber? fly - Andrenosoma
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 Laphriinae
Genus Andrenosoma
Explanation of Names
Andrenosoma Rondani 1856
6 species in our area, over 70 total (including many undescribed tropical species)(1)(2)
They look like trim, hairy Laphria
Primarily neotropical. Four species reach their northern limits in Texas or Florida, one is Pacific, and fulvicaudum ranges north to Canada.(1)
Most likely in spring and early summer. Some fall broods.
Works Cited
1.Information on robber flies, compiled by F. Geller-Grimm
2.Manual of Central American Diptera
Brian V. Brown et al. 2009. NRC Research Press.