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ASILOIDEA (robber & assassin flies, bee flies, stiletto flies & window flies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Superfamily)

ASILIDAE (robber flies, assassin flies)
Asilus crabroniformis (Hornet Robberfly), eg: Asilus crabroniformis (Hornet Robberfly) - Top view Choerades marginatus (Golden-haired Robberfly), eg: Choerades marginatus (Golden-haired Robberfly) - Female - dorsal view - wings apart Dioctria (a genus of robber flies), eg: Dioctria rufipes (Common Red-legged Robberfly) - Female - dorsal view Dysmachus trigonus (Fan-bristled Robberfly), eg: Dysmachus trigonus (Fan-bristled Robberfly) - Female - dorsal view Leptarthrus brevirostris (Slender-footed Robberfly), eg: Leptarthrus brevirostris (Slender-footed Robberfly) - Female - dorsal view - wings apart Leptogaster cylindrica (Striped Slender Robberfly), eg: Leptogaster cylindrica (Striped Slender Robberfly) - Adult - dorsal view Machimus (a genus of robber flies), eg: Machimus atricapillus (Kite-tailed Robberfly) - Male - dorsal view Neoitamus cyanurus (Common Awl Robberfly), eg: Neoitamus cyanurus (Common Awl Robberfly) - Male - dorsal view Philonicus albiceps (Dune Robberfly), eg: Philonicus albiceps (Dune Robberfly) - Taking off!!
Family 14 subtaxa 8 ident refs
BOMBYLIIDAE (bee flies)
Bombylius (a genus of bee flies), eg: Bombylius major (Dark-edged Bee Fly) - Basking on leaf - anterior view Thyridanthrax fenestratus (Mottled Bee-fly), eg: Thyridanthrax fenestratus (Mottled Bee-fly) - On ground - dorsal view Villa (a genus of bee flies), eg: Villa modesta (Dune Villa) - Dorsal view
Family 4 subtaxa 5 ident refs
SCENOPINIDAE (window flies) Family   2 ident refs
THEREVIDAE (stiletto flies)
Acrosathe annulata (Coastal Silver-stiletto), eg: Acrosathe annulata (Coastal Silver-stiletto) - Dorsal view - wings apart Thereva (a genus of stiletto flies), eg: Thereva nobilitata (Common Stiletto) - Dorsal view - wings apart
Family 4 subtaxa 4 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Stubbs, A.E. & Drake, M., 2001 British Soldierflies and their Allies
Stubbs, A.E. & Drake, M., 2014 British Soldierflies and their Allies (2nd ed)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 5 general literature references to ASILOIDEA (robber & assassin flies, bee flies, stiletto flies & window flies)

ASILOIDEA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
BRACHYCERA
(short-horned flies)
Asilomorpha
(robber, bee, stiletto, window, dagger, long-legged & spider-parasite flies)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 6 feeding and other relationships of ASILOIDEA (robber & assassin flies, bee flies, stiletto flies & window flies)

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