family Asilidae


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Noun1.family Asilidae - robber fliesfamily Asilidae - robber flies        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
bee killer, robber fly - swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing
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The genera of the family Asilidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 224 (1): 1-430, (2): 431-907.
A world catalogue of the genera of the family Asilidae (Diptera).
Flies (Diptera) in the family Asilidae are common insect predators throughout the United States.

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