No Common Name Diogmites discolor Loew, 1866    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Diogmites   

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This large, dark Diogmites is somewhat similar to basalis. It apparently occurs in dry, grassy fields, and brushy edge habitats. This species also has the distinction of being the only sexually dimorphic species in Diogmites. Males have a blackish abdomen, while females are paler in color (Artigas, 1966).

There are 11 records in the project database.

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A female Diogmites discolor in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/11/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Diogmites discolor in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Diogmites discolor in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Diogmites discolor in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/7/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Diogmites discolor in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/7/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Diogmites discolor in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/14/2022). (c) Jenny Glenn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jenny Glenn via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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