Machimus snowii (Hine),

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: 49

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4662.1.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7708F17A-B812-E52C-63F1-FD4A6186FA2E

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scientific name

Machimus snowii (Hine)
status

 

Machimus snowii (Hine) 

Asilus snowii Hine, 1909: 160  .

Recognition characters: Dark brown species; 15–20 mm; mystax with black bristles above and white or pale yellowish ones below; thorax clothed with yellowish dust; wings with reddish aspect, especially at the apex and along the posterior margin, veins often with hyaline margin; abdomen clothed with dust so as to give it a dark brown color, posterior margins of segments slightly lighter; femora with a preapical reddish band, front and middle tibiae with an annulus near the middle and black apex, metatarsus mostly yellow, black at the apex, other tarsal segments mostly black, usually narrowly yellowish at the base; hind tibiae mostly infuscated, but always a narrow basal space is yellowish.

Distribution: LARAMIE: Pine Bluffs, 27 June–28 Aug. ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Dennis & Lavigne (2007); Lavigne et al. (1968) (as Tolmerus snowii  ).

Habitat: Grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation type. In an area of a slow-flowing stream with aquatic and semi-aquatic plants such as horsetail ( Equisetum  sp.), rush ( Juncus  sp.), reed grass (Calamagrostii sp.), speedwell ( Veronica americana Schwein  ), buttercup ( Ranunculus  sp.)., and willow ( Salix  sp.) overstory (see Lavigne et al. 1968, as Tolmerus snowii  ).

Ethology: Limited information on predatory behavior (see Lavigne et al. 1968).

Prey: ORTHOPTERA  (see Lavigne et al. 1968).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Machimus

Loc

Machimus snowii (Hine)

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

Asilus snowii

Hine, J. S. 1909: 160
1909