Trigonomiminae,

Dennis, Steve, Barnes, Jeffrey K. & Knutson, Lloyd, 2013, Review and analysis of information on the biology and morphology of immature stages of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae), Zootaxa 3673 (1), pp. 1-64: 8

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3673.1.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B587DB-FF98-1D08-04B2-FD11FABA9811

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Plazi

scientific name

Trigonomiminae
status

 

Subfamily Trigonomiminae 

Genera in the subfamily Trigonomiminae  drop 3 to 326 eggs onto the soil or possibly onto vegetation. The spherical to slightly oval or oval eggs are creamy white to light or dark brown. They range in length from 0.24 to 0.32 mm and width from 0.16 to 0.32 mm. Damalis  eggs have hexagons and tiny spicules on the surface. The eggs of Holcocephala  have irregular pentagons and hexagons with thick or tall, thin ridges. Aeropyles are present on the eggs of Holcocephala  . Damalis  and Holcocephala  eggs have one micropyle with the micropyle of the latter in a broad, smooth or floral-like area.

The egg stage of Damalis  lasts 14 days and the larvae and pupae occur in the soil. First-instar larvae of Damalis  have been described and figured. General information on Trigonomiminae  pupae has been published.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae