Proctacanthella cacopiloga (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: 56

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-B815-E52B-63F1-FF0061F3FB0A

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Plazi

scientific name

Proctacanthella cacopiloga (Hine)
status

 

Proctacanthella cacopiloga (Hine) 

Asilus cacopilogus Hine, 1909: 165  .

Recognition characters: Brown species; length 15–16 mm; mystax white; thorax gray pollinose laterally and brown pollinose dorsally; scutellar setae and bristles white; wings hyaline; abdomen brownish gray pollinose, male genitalia with pencil of white setae; legs reddish brown anterior side of fore femora and apical three fourths of middle and hind femora black, apex of tibiae black, setae and bristles of legs white.

Distribution: CONVERSE: Glenrock, Dave Johnston Plant, 13 June 1974 ( RJL), 13, 17 July 1974 ( RJL). FREMONT: near Lander, 1,524 –2,438 m (5,000 –8,000 ft), July 1895 ( RM-UK) Poison Creek, Shoshoni, 14 July 1964 ( FRH, RJL). GOSHEN: 20 July 1950 ( DGD); Torrington, 18 July 1960 ( DGF); 18 Aug. 1949 ( DGD). HOT SPRINGS: Thermopolis 20 km N, 14 Aug. 1975. NIOBRARA: 13 July 1952 ( REP). PLATTE: Camp Guernsey, WANG, 2001b, ( CSU, GMAD); Gray Rocks Ranch, Camp Guernsey, WANG, 14 July–5 Aug. 2008 ( CSU, GMAD); Hartville, 9–17 July 1963 ( RJL); 11 km N of Hartville, 15 July 1968 ( RJL); Dwyer, numerous records, 1 July–19 Aug. ( RJL); Oregon Trail Park, Guernsey, 6 July 1972 ( SD); Register Cliff, Guernsey, numerous records, 1 July–2 Sept. ( FRH, RJL, SD); Wheatland, 28 June 1972 ( SD), 18 July 1963 ( RJL), 30 July 1974 ( SD), 18 Aug. 1964 ( FRH, RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Lance Creek, 1 July–2 Sept.); Dennis & Lavigne (1975, 1976b) (pupal case); Dennis et al. (2008) (pupal case), (2009, 2010); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Dennis (1994); Lavigne & Holland (1969) [as prey of Diogmites angustipennis  and Pogonioefferia helenae  (as Efferia helenae  )].

Habitat: Sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Protected gullies both with and without pine cover and sandy, dry areas on the short- to mid-grass plains, rangeland (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975).

Ethology: Forages both from the ground and vegetation (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975).

Prey: ARANEAE, COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOPTERA  , ORTHOPTERA  , TRICHOPTERA, (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975; Dennis et al. 2009, 2010; Lavigne & Dennis 1994; Rogers & Lavigne 1972).

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

CSU

Colorado State University

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Proctacanthella

Loc

Proctacanthella cacopiloga (Hine)

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

Asilus cacopilogus

Hine, J. S. 1909: 165
1909