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Genus Asilus

robber fly - Asilus sericeus Need Id Confirmation - Asilus sericeus Asilus sericeus? - Asilus sericeus - female Leptogaster? - Asilus sericeus Leptogaster? - Asilus sericeus Robber Fly ? - Asilus sericeus robberfly - Asilus sericeus - female Asilus sericeus
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 Asilus
Explanation of Names
Asilus Linnaeus 1758
an obscure ancient Latin name for some kind of fly, probably a horsefly(1)
A single species in our area(2); this used to be a large genus that has recently been disbanded
in our area, e. NA(3)
Summer, esp. June (NC, GA)