Lasiopogon polensis Lavigne,

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: 114-115

publication ID

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

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:366A1E81-946C-4ED4-8A65-C51151FE87CC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7708F17A-B853-E56E-63F1-F96162E1FD60

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scientific name

Lasiopogon polensis Lavigne
status

 

Lasiopogon polensis Lavigne 

Lasiopogon polensis Lavigne, 1969: 363  .

Recognition characters: Brownish black species; length 6–8.5 mm; mystax black; thoracic setae and bristles black, except those of pronotum, postpronotal lobe and few at base of metanotum white; 6 marginal scutellar bristles, 5 black, 1 white; abdomen brown tomentose basally and gray tomentose apically; male genitalia shining black, setae of surstyli yellowish brown; dististyle stalk like with a circular convex plate at apex; legs black.

Distribution: ALBANY: Pole Mtn., 2,438 m (8,000 ft), 12 km SE of Laramie ( RJL) (type series, 19–28 June 1965); Pole Mtn., 16 June 1964 ( RJL, FRH) (one holotype and two other specimens deposited in USNM), 16 June 1964 ( RJL, FRH) (two male and three female paratypes in CAS); Pole Mtn., 21 June 1965 ( RJL) (specimen in USNM). Recorded from Wyoming by: Cannings (2013); Dennis et al. (2010); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller- Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Holland (1969) (as prey of Cyrtopogon willistoni  ); Lavigne (1969).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant) vegetation type. Intermittent stream bed with mountain mahogany as the dominant shrub ( Cercocarpus montanus Raf.  ), flowing through mixed coniferous forest (see Lavigne 1969; Lavigne & Holland 1969).

Ethology: Forages from the ground or from small pebbles or other objects on the ground (see Lavigne & Holland 1969)

Prey: DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  (see Dennis et al. 2010; Lavigne 1969; Lavigne & Holland 1969).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Lasiopogon

Loc

Lasiopogon polensis Lavigne

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

Lasiopogon polensis

Lavigne 1969: 363
1969