No Common Name Proctacanthus rufus (Williston, 1885)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Proctacanthus   


Proctacanthus rufus is a large, elongate robber fly which is widespread east of the Rockies. It is very similar to P. hinei, which was formerly confused with rufus before Bromley noticed two species were involved (Bromley, 1928). Both species are large, with orange abdomens, and reddish-brown thoraces and legs.

There are 0 records in the project database.

View images at BugGuide

View taxon at iNaturalist

View taxon at NatureServe

Search Google Images

Search MBP Facebook posts (beta | requires login)

Mating Proctacanthus rufus in Sussex Co., New Jersey (6/23/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

View All Images

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

View Bibliography