Common Micropanther Atomosia puella (Wiedemann, 1828)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Atomosia   

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This species can be extremely common. It prefers to perch, often with the head pointed downwards, on weathered wood, like telephone poles, tree trunks, etc. They have an interesting flight courtship display.

There are 147 records in the project database.

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A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/19/2015).Verified by Herschel Raney and Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Verified by Chris Cohen. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/19/2015). Verified by Herschel Raney and Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/18/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) Peter Edelman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by peroed via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) Peter Edelman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by peroed via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/6/2022). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Charles Co., Maryland (7/16/2022). (c) sharonforsyth, all rights reserved. Photo by sharonforsyth via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/6/2023). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/29/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) Peter Edelman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by peroed via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/27/2015). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/7/2022). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/14/2023). (c) Adrienne van den Beemt, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Adrienne van den Beemt. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/28/2023). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/6/2023). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/29/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/24/2021). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Common Micropanther in Kent Co., Maryland (6/20/2024). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/28/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/16/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/20/2022). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/8/2022). (c) Benjamin Burgunder, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Benjamin Burgunder via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/8/2022). (c) Benjamin Burgunder, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Benjamin Burgunder via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2022). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/24/2023). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2020). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2021). (c) bugzilla, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bugzilla via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Harford Co., Maryland (5/30/2022). (c) Rin Wolfe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/25/2022). (c) A van den Beemt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Adrienne van den Beemt. (MBP list)

Common Micropanther in Harford Co., Maryland (6/13/2024). (c) Mariko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mariko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/12/2022). (c) Ken Rosenthal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ken Rosenthal via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2020). (c) swindsor, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by swindsor via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Howard Co., Maryland (6/19/2022). (c) Rin Wolfe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2023). (c) paseowalk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by paseowalk via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Matt Cohen and Elizabeth Hargrave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matt Cohen and Elizabeth Hargrave via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2023). (c) bugologist2, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by bugologist2 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/19/2024). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2021). (c) Zachary Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Zachary Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/8/2020). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2021). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Common Micropanther in Howard Co., Maryland (6/19/2022). (c) Rin Wolfe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by rinwolfe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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