No Common Name Ommatius gemma (Brimley, 1928)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Ommatius   


Ommatius is the only genus of Nearctic Asilidae with a plumose style to the antenna. This species, O. gemma, has a pair of diagnostic upright marginal bristles on the scutellum, lacking in similar species. This detail requires a very close macro photo, or preferably, in-hand examination (Herschel Raney's RNA site).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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An Ommatius gemma in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2019). Verified by Herschel Raney/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A male Ommatius gemma in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/14/2016). Determined by Bob Biagi/BugGuide/ Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

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