Definition of Family Asilidae

1. Noun. Robber flies.

Exact synonyms: Asilidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Bee Killer, Robber Fly



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Asilidae

family Arcidae
family Arctiidae
family Ardeidae
family Arecaceae
family Argasidae
family Argentinidae
family Argiopidae
family Argonautidae
family Ariidae
family Aristolochiaceae
family Armadillidiidae
family Artamidae
family Ascaphidae
family Ascaridae
family Asclepiadaceae
family Asilidae (current term)
family Asparagaceae
family Aspergillaceae
family Asphodelaceae
family Aspleniaceae
family Astacidae
family Asteraceae
family Atherinidae
family Athiorhodaceae
family Athyriaceae
family Atrichornithidae
family Atropidae
family Aulostomidae
family Auriculariaceae
family Avicenniaceae

Literary usage of Family Asilidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... Lepidoptera of the families Arctiidae and Zygaenidae; Dipt era of the family Asilidae; and lastly Hymenoptera of the families Braconidae, Pompilidae, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"The family Asilidae affords the most serious dipterous pests to the apiarist. Of these there are at least three species of ..."

3. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"The robber flies (family Asilidae) are medium to large flies, some over 30 mm long. They usually have elongate, tapering bodies covered with hairs. ..."

4. The Bee-keepers' Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"... The insects plainly belong to the family Asilidae, the same that includes the Missouri bee-killer, ..."

5. Introduction to Entomology by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (1860)
"THIS represents a splendid insect belonging to the family Asilidae, but differing from all the species of that family m the broad flattened abdomen and in ..."

6. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"Schaef- fer, C.—New D. of the family Asilidae with notes on known species [8 new], 8, xxiv, 65-9. Townsend, CHT—Designations of ..."

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