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Genus Asilus

Robber Fly - Asilus sericeus robber fly & butterfly - Asilus sericeus Robber Fly I think.. - Asilus sericeus Robberfly - Asilus sericeus - female Robber Fly - Asilus sericeus Robber Fly - Asilus sericeus Asilus sericeus robber fly? - Asilus sericeus - 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 Asilinae
Genus Asilus
Explanation of Names
Asilus Linnaeus 1758
an obscure ancient Latin name for some kind of fly, probably a horsefly(1)
Numbers
A single species in our area(2); this used to be a large genus that has recently been disbanded
Range
in our area, e. NA(3)
Season
Summer, esp. June (NC, GA)