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Genus Andrenosoma

Andrenosoma igneum Car robber, dorsal view - Andrenosoma Fly - Andrenosoma fulvicaudum TX - Robber Fly - Andrenosoma - male - female Unknown Robber Fly - Andrenosoma fulvicaudum - male Asilidae - Andrenosoma Laphriinae? - Andrenosoma igneum - male Laphriinae? - Andrenosoma igneum - 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 Laphriinae
Genus Andrenosoma
Explanation of Names
Andrenosoma Rondani 1856
Numbers
6 species in our area, over 70 total (including many undescribed tropical species)(1)(2)
Identification
They look like trim, hairy Laphria
Range
Primarily neotropical. Four species reach their northern limits in Texas or Florida, one is Pacific, and fulvicaudum ranges north to Canada.(1)
Season
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.