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

Status:

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 2 records in the project database.

View images at BugGuide

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images

GAALWAFRCLMOHOBA BC HACEPGAACVCHSMKEQACNTADOWISOWO
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)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography