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There are no reliable or suitable characteristics yet discovered to delineate the Asilini as a distinct group. “In the Asilini many genera have pile or bristles on the lateral slopes of the metanotum; others have it bare. Likewise the genera fall into 2 groups with respect to the scutellum, which may be flattened with subapical crease, or tumid and swollen without impressed margin (Hull, 1962: 440).



Hull, F.M. 1962.  Robber flies of the world.  The genera of the family Asilidae.  U. S. National Museum Bulletin 224.  (Pts. 1 & 2).  U. S. Govt. Printing Office. 907 pp.