Brachyrhopalinae,

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: 6

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B587DB-FF9A-1D0A-04B2-FDE5FECD9FD9

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Plazi

scientific name

Brachyrhopalinae
status

 

Subfamily Brachyrhopalinae 

Most eggs of Brachyrhopalinae  have been oviposited in the soil or debris on the ground, although Brachyrhopala  may oviposit on vegetation such as Acacia  spp. Cyrtopogon  oviposit 2 to 4 eggs that are elongate and creamy white. The eggs range in length from 1.12 to 1.42 mm and width from 0.42 to 0.56 mm. They have not been examined with a SEM.

The larval and pupal stages occur in the soil. The larval stage for Brachyrhopala  lasts for about 155 days; whereas the pupal stage for Brachyrhopala  and Holopogon  lasts for 23 to 42 days.

Larvae of Brachyrhopala  are reported to feed on the larvae of Cerambycidae  ( Phoracantha semipunctata (Fabricius))  . Holopogon  larvae feed on Coleoptera  and other insect larvae.

Some morphological information has been published on the larvae of Cyrtopogon  and Heteropogon  . Morphological information on the pupae has been published for Ceraturgus  , Cyrtopogon  , Heteropogon  , and Holopogon  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae