Cyrtopogon bimaculus (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: 65

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-B862-E55C-63F1-FB9B611CF8A4

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scientific name

Cyrtopogon bimaculus (Walker)
status

 

Cyrtopogon bimaculus (Walker) 

Euramostus bimacula Walker, 1851: 102  .

Recognition characters: Blackish species; length 9–13 mm; third antennal segment black; mystax white with black bristles above and below; thorax shining black with large brown pollinose areas; wings hyaline except brown cloud at wing apex and apex of anal cell of male, macrotrichia of costal vein black; scutellar setae black; abdomen shining black, gray pollinose fasciae interrupted on all tergites; lateral setae on abdominal segments 1–4 yellowish white; legs, femora black, tibiae reddish orange with apical black ring.

Distribution: ALBANY: Centennial, 5 Aug. 1938 ( EH-OSU); Laramie, 31 July 1946 ( DGD); Libby Creek, Snowy Range Mtns., 18 June 1961 ( RJL); 24 June 1962 ( RJL); 22 June 1972 ( SD); 15 July 1938 ( MJ-CSU); Pole Mtn., 30 July 1950 ( DGD); Snowy Range Mtns., 4 July 1948 ( DGD); 17 July 1949 ( DGD); 28 July 1955; Univ. of Wyoming Summer Camp, Medicine Bow Range, Aug. 1929 ( TDAC); 3,292 m (10,800 ft), Libby Creek Drainage, Medicine Bow National Forest, 5 Aug. 1978 ( CDF); CARBON: Bottle Creek Campground, Sierra Madre Mtns., 5 July 1963 ( RJL) ( Cyrtopogon bimacula  male as prey of Scleropogon  sp. female); Elk Mtn., 23 July 1971 ( RJL) (courting pair on ground/in vegetation/by log 3 pm), 11 July 1972 ( SD, RJL). LINCOLN: Commissary Ridge, near Cokeville, 17 June 1959 ( WDF). PLATTE: Dwyer, 1 June 1961 ( RJL). SHERIDAN: Big Horn Mtns., 2.5 km NE of top of Granite Pass, elevation 2,690 m (8,825 ft), 25 July 1964 ( HBL) (12 specimens in CAS); Duncum Mtn., elevation 2,652 –2,865 (8,700 –9,400 ft), 26 July 1964 ( CD) (specimen in CAS). TETON: Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 2 Aug. 1972 ( RJL). YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: 11 km NW of Continental Divide on Highway 16, 19 July 1964 ( JW) (specimen in CAS), USA /4901N 529.0E, 14 July 1990, Malaise trap. Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) ( YNP); Cole (1969) (as Cyrtopogon bimacula  ); Geller-Grimm (2018); Melander (1923b) (as Cyrtopogon bimacula  ); Wilcox & Martin (1936).

Habitat: Douglas fir forest and pine-douglas fir forest, sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland, and gramaneedlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from soil, rocks and fallen logs.

Prey: DIPTERA  , Culicidae  : unidentified, Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 2 Aug. 1972; Libby Creek, Snowy Range Mtns., 22 June 1972; PSOCOPTERA, Mesopsocidae  : Mesopsocus unipunctatus  (M̹ller), Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 2 Aug. 1972.

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

YNP

The Yosemite Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Cyrtopogon

Loc

Cyrtopogon bimaculus (Walker)

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

bimacula Walker, 1851: 102

Walker, F. 1851: 102
1851