Eucyrtopogon comantis Curran,

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: 74

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-B86B-E555-63F1-FB33671BF8D0

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Plazi

scientific name

Eucyrtopogon comantis Curran
status

 

Eucyrtopogon comantis Curran 

Eucyrtopogon comantis Curran, 1923: 116  .

Recognition characters: Blackish species; length 10–12 mm; mystax white above, black below; thorax brown and gray pollinose with black center stripe dorsally which is bisected at each end by a short gray pollinose stripe; wings typical of genus, hyaline with 6 black spots at vein junctures; scutellar setae white, scutellar bristles 12, black; abdomen shining black with apical corners of segments white pollinose, lateral setae on all segments white; legs black, setae of legs white and bushy, bristles reddish brown.

Distribution: ALBANY: Laramie, Oct. 1953; Pole Mtn., numerous records, 21 Sept.–7 Nov., Apr.–May ( SD, RJL). PLATTE: Dwyer, 23 Oct. 1959; 4 Apr. 1960, 24 Oct. 1960, 1 June 1961, 25–271961, 27 Mar. 1963 ( RJL); Guernsey, 13 Apr. 1962, 27 Mar. 1963 ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967); Dennis et al. (2010); Dennis & Lavigne (1975, 2007); Dennis et al. (2010); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Dennis (1994).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), and gramaneedlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Open range, short grass plains and protected gullies both with and without pine cover (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975); rangeland breaks interspersed with limber pine and quaking aspen.

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

Prey: COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOP- TERA (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975, 2007; Dennis et al. 2010; Lavigne & Dennis 1994).

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Eucyrtopogon

Loc

Eucyrtopogon comantis Curran

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

Eucyrtopogon comantis

Curran, C. H. 1923: 116
1923