Neoitamus orphne (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: 52

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-B811-E52F-63F1-FA3762CAF8A9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Neoitamus orphne (Walker)
status

 

Neoitamus orphne (Walker) 

Asilus orphne Walker, 1849: p. 456  .

Recognition characters: Black species; length 12–19 mm; mystax golden (bright yellow) to pale yellow; thorax black, thinly clothed with gray dust, setae laterally gray, dorsally mostly black; scutellar bristles 4 or more on the margin; wings hyaline, faintly gray at the extreme apex and along the narrow posterior border; abdomen black, narrow margin of each segment above gray, clothed with gray setae that are most abundant towards the base; femora shining black, fore femora yellow at apex, tibiae and metatarsis yellow, black at apex, other tarsal segments largely black.

Distribution: Recorded from Wyoming by Geller-Grimm (2018).

Habitat: Habitat not identified in Wyoming. In Virginia Neoitamus orphne  is found on the edge of woodlands ( Bedell 2010). Near the Ontario-Manitoba, Canada border, N. orphne  is found in forests or the forest-grassland interface ( Cannings 2014). Skevington (1999) reported one specimen in the Port Frank Forested Dunes in Ontario, Canada.

Ethology: Nothing known.

Prey: None known.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Neoitamus

Loc

Neoitamus orphne (Walker)

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

Asilus orphne

Walker 1849: 456
1849