No Common Name Taracticus octopunctatus (Say, 1823)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Taracticus   


A relative of Diogmites, this species, according to Bromley, prefers mixed woodlands or brush, where it perches on sunlit leaves near edges or open areas (Baker & Fischer, 1975). Its specific epithet refers to the four pairs of silvery spots on the sides of the abdomen.

There are 6 records in the project database.

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A Taracticus octopunctatus in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/29/2015). Verified by Herchel Raney/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Taracticus octopunctatus in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/7/2015). Determined by Herschel Raney/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Taracticus octopunctatus in Charles Co., Maryland (6/8/2022). (c) Michael J. W. Carr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Michael J. W. Carr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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