No Common Name Triorla interrupta (Macquart, 1834)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Asilidae   >   Genus Triorla   


Triorla interrupta is a medium to large robber fly, closely related to the genus Efferia. It is common through much of the southern United States. It prefers open habitats, and apparently frequently feeds upon large Orthoptera (Norm Lavers' robber fly site).

There are 18 records in the project database.

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A female Triorla interrupta on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/31/2013). Determined by Herschel Raney/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Triorla interrupta in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/11/2010). Determined by Norman and Cheryl Lavers/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Triorla interrupta in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/14/2019). Determined by Ben Coulter. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A female Triorla interrupta in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/26/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Triorla interrupta in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/3/2011). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Triorla interrupta drinking a bluet in Briscoe Co., Texas (6/17/2010). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

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