Polacantha gracilis

Long, slender, and yellow overall. Note the short wings, orange legs, orange male genitalia, and long female ovipositor. The eyes can be green or red. Long arista (tip of antenna).

Size: 15-17 mm

FL Season: April – August

Range: Southeast (MD to FL)

FL Range: Peninsula

Male and female genitalia (from Hine, 1909).


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

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