Machimus prairiensis (Tucker),

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: 48

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-B80D-E533-63F1-FB6062CAF8CF

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scientific name

Machimus prairiensis (Tucker)
status

 

Machimus prairiensis (Tucker) 

Tolmerus prairiensis Tucker, 1907: 93–94  .

Recognition characters: Brownish species; length 15–18 mm; mystax straw white with 2 or 3 black bristles above; thorax gray and brown pollinose; scutellum brown pollinose, setae white bristles 2 white; wings with brownish aspect; abdomen brown pollinose; legs brownish yellow, femora black anteriorly, hind tarsus black anteriorly, setae and bristles of legs straw white.

Distribution: ALBANY: Bosler, 8 Aug. 1968 ( RJL); Rock River, July 1913 ( SJH-UK); 3 Aug. 1962 ( RJL). FREMONT: near Lander, 1,524 –2,438 m (5,000 –8,000 ft), two in June, three in July, and one in Aug. ( RM-UK). GOSHEN: Hawk Springs, 25 July 1963 ( LJS). NIOBRARA: 48 km N of Lusk, July 1895. PLATTE: Wheatland, 24 July–8 Aug. 1962 ( RJL), 11 Sept. 1964 ( FRH, RJL). SHERIDAN: Sheridan, WANG, LTA, 29 July–13 Aug. 2010 ( BCK, DAL) ( CSU, GMAD); SUBLETTE: S of Pinedale, 24 July 1968 ( RJL). SWEETWATER: Rock River ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Lavigne & Holland (1969) [as Tolmerus prairiensis  , as prey of Pogonioefferia helenae  (as Efferia helenae  )].

Habitat: Sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Areas where Artemisia  sp. is dominant.

Ethology: Nothing known.

Prey: None known.

LJS

Scientific Research Centre

DAL

Dalhousie University

CSU

Colorado State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Machimus

Loc

Machimus prairiensis (Tucker)

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

Tolmerus prairiensis

Tucker 1907: 93
1907