Stenopogoninae,

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: 7-8

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B587DB-FF99-1D08-04B2-F8C3FF3E9CE9

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scientific name

Stenopogoninae
status

 

Subfamily Stenopogoninae 

Genera of Stenopogoninae  deposit 3 to 20 eggs at a time in the soil. The eggs are suboval to elongate, and creamy white to white. The elongate eggs range in length from 0.90 to 2.29 mm and width from 0.52 to 0.77 mm. The suboval eggs of Archilestroides  and Taperigna  are 0.90 to 1.20 mm long and 0.60 to 0.72 mm wide.

Archilestroides  eggs have raised bodies of irregular shapes and sizes. The eggs of Taperigna  have hexagonal chorionic sculpturing. Both genera have aeropyles spread homogeneously on the egg surface and one or two circular to elongate micropyles in smooth areas.

Stenopogon  larvae are known to feed on scarab beetle larvae and other insect larvae. The larvae of Grypoctonus  in Japan have been described and figured, and Stenopogon  spp. pupae have been described and figured.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae