Laphria sadales Walker,

Lavigne, Robert J. & Dennis, Steve, 2019, Robber flies (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) of Wyoming, USA with keys to genera and species, Zootaxa 4662 (1), pp. 1-126: 92-93

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4662.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:366A1E81-946C-4ED4-8A65-C51151FE87CC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7708F17A-B879-E540-63F1-F9C96193FEA8

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scientific name

Laphria sadales Walker
status

 

Laphria sadales Walker 

Laphria sadales Walker, 1849: p. 378  .

Recognition characters: Black species; length 9–13 mm / mystax black with mat of yellowish setae at upper corners; thorax black with short yellow setae dorsally; scutellar setae very short, yellow, scutellar bristles 4, black; wings brownish, abdomen black, clothed with very short yellow pile lateral setae on segment yellow; legs, femora and tibiae orange, tarsi black, setae on femora and tibiae black and yellow, bristles black.

Distribution: PARK: Pahaska Tepee (E entrance of Yellowstone Nat’l Park), 13 July1941 ( CPA). SHERIDAN: 2.5 km NE of top of Granite Pass, elevation 2,690 m (8,825 ft) 25 July 1965 ( HBL) (specimen in CAS). SUB- LETTE: Mulligan Park, Bridger National For., 6 Aug 1968. TETON: Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 10 Aug. 1966, 11–13 Aug. 1967 ( RJL); Paintbrush Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, 13 July 1949 ( CPA); Teton National For., 2 Aug. 1972 (SD). YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: 13 km SE of the Old Faithful area, 04 Aug. 1964 ( BDN) (specimen in CAS). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Yellowstone); Dennis et al. (2010); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Dennis (1994) (as Choerades sadales  ).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), and sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland vegetation types.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from logs in sun.

Prey: COLEOPTERA  , Scraptiidae  : Silaria  sp., Grassy Lake, 8 Aug. 1967; DIPTERA  , Chloropidae  : Chlorops genarum Becker, Grassy Lake  , 10 Aug. 1966; HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , Cicadellidae  : Draeculacephala crassicornis Van Duzee, Pahaska Tepee  , 12 Aug. 1964. COLEOPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  (see Dennis et al. 2010; Lavigne & Dennis 1994 (as Choerades sadales  ).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Laphria

Loc

Laphria sadales Walker

Lavigne, Robert J. & Dennis, Steve 2019
2019
Loc

Laphria sadales

Walker 1849: 378
1849