Leptogaster arenicolus James,

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: 97

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-B842-E57C-63F1-FB9862CAF9B2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Leptogaster arenicolus James
status

 

Leptogaster arenicolus James 

Leptogaster arenicolus James, 1937: 13  .

Recognition characters: Blackish species; 7–10 mm; mystax white with many bristles that are matted together; thorax black, pleura, postpronotal, and supraalar regions reddish, pruinosity of pleura white, dorsally pale yellow, almost white; wings hyaline; abdomen brown subshining dorsum with denser lateral pollinosity, white ventrally; leg coxae reddish; fore legs with femora and tibiae pale yellow, narrowly reddish or pale brownish above; mid legs with femora brown above, black below, tibiae brown; hind legs with femora strongly clavate, tibiae brownish to black; tarsi black except for yellow basitarsi.

Distribution: ALBANY: 11 July 1944 ( REP); Centennial, 19 July 1960 ( RJL); Owl Creek Mt., 25 June 1961 ( RJL); Sherman Hill Estates, 4 July 1969 ( RJL). CAMPBELL: Wyodak Plant/Station CW-2, Gillette, 19 July 1977. GOSHEN: 22 July 1944 ( REP). LARAMIE: 32 km E of Laramie, 22 July 1944 ( REP). NIOBRARA: Stop 27, 8 July 1943 ( REP). PARK: Cody, 5 km NW, 11 July 1984 ( RJL, DF). PLATTE: 13 July 1944 ( REP); 32 km E of Wheatland, 4 Aug. 1965; Wheatland, 29 July 1974 ( RJL), prey of Efferia varipes  , 2: 42 p. m. SWEETWATER: Farson, 4 Aug. 1955 ( GEB); NE Farson, 28 June 1978 ( RJL); Point of Rocks, 14 km W (Thayer Jct.), 21 July 1976 ( RJL); Thayer Jct., 30 July 1979 ( MP). WYOMING: 1881 ( HKM) (one specimen in USNM).

Habitat: Sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, grama-needlegrasswheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Rangeland.

Ethology: Nothing known.

Prey: None known.

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

MP

Mohonk Preserve, Inc.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Leptogaster

Loc

Leptogaster arenicolus James

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

Leptogaster arenicolus

James, M. T. 1937: 13
1937