Philonicus fuscatus

Very similar to Machimus. Note that the male genitalia form a ring when viewed dorsally, and the female has a swollen ovipositor. Also note the long arista, and reduced anterior dorsocentrals. Long, white mystax, orange and black legs. The femora are dark in this species.

Size: 10-16 mm

FL Season: May

Season: May-August throughout range

Range: Eastern U.S.

FL Range: Panhandle

Habitat: Along streams and rivers.


Hine, J. S. (1907). Robber flies of the genus Philonicus.

Hine, J. S. (1909). Robberflies of the genus Asilus. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 2(2), 136-170.

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