Heteropogon wilcoxi 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: 77

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-B86E-E550-63F1-FF0161B1FAE1

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scientific name

Heteropogon wilcoxi James
status

 

Heteropogon wilcoxi James 

Heteropogon wilcoxi James, 1934: 84  .

Recognition characters: Gray species; length 13–19 mm; mystax white; thorax mostly gray pollinose with some brown; scutellar setae and bristles white; wings hyaline; abdomen gray pollinose, lateral setae on abdominal segments 1–4 white; legs, femora black, tibiae and tarsi reddish brown, setae and bristles on legs white except for bristles on apical 3 tarsal segments, patch of white setae on fore tarsi and patch of black setae on middle tibiae of males.

Distribution: BIG HORN: Greybull Airport, 16 June 1966 ( RJL). FREMONT: Ethete, 29 June 1955 ( PF); near Lander; 1,524 –2,438 m (5,000 –8,000 ft), July (RM-Martin record); 16 km S of Shoshoni, 19 June–24, 1964 ( RJL), 29 June–1 July 1965 ( FRH-RJL), 16–17 June 1969, 27 June 1970, 22–25 June 1971 ( LR), 15 June 1972 ( SD). GOS- HEN: Torrington, 26 July 1937. HOT SPRINGS: Owl Creek Mtns., N end of Wind River Canyon, 25 June 1961 ( RJL). PLATTE: Guernsey, 6 July 1961 ( RJL), 8 July 1964 ( LDH); Dwyer, 30 June 1964 ( FRH, RJL); Hartville, 19–25 June 1963 ( RJL); 25 June–9 July 1964 ( FRH, RJL); 11 km N of Hartville, 15–19 June 1964 ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967); Dennis & Lavigne (1975) (as prey of Stenopogon inquinatus  ), (1976b) (pupal case); Dennis et al. (2008) (pupal case), (2009, 2010); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Dennis (1994); Lavigne & Holland (1969); Lavigne et al. (1976) [as prey of Pogonioefferia benedicti  (as Efferia benedicti  )]; Martin & Wilcox (1965).

Habitat: Saltbrush-greasewood shrub, sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Open range/ rangeland, short- to mid-grass plains (see Lavigne & Holland 1969).

Ethology: Forages only from vegetation and never from the ground; courtship (see Lavigne & Holland 1969).

Prey: All prey were taken 11 km N of Hartville from 13–19 July 1968, except as noted. COLEOPTERA  , Anthicidae  : Anthicus  sp.; Scarabaeidae  : DIPTERA  , Anthomyiidae  : Hylemya cinerella (Fallen)  , 16 km S of Shoshoni, 24 June 1971; Chloropidae  : Meromyza pratorum Meigen  ; Olcella parva (Adams)  ; Muscidae  ; Haematobia irritans (Linn.)  ; Sarcophagidae  : Sarcophaga  sp.; Scenopinidae  : Scenopinus  sp., 16 km S of Shoshoni, 20, 24 June 1971; HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera)  , Lygaeidae  : Emblethis vicarious Horvath  (two records); Pentatomidae  : Microporus obliquus Uhler  ; Scutelleridae  : Eurygaster amerinda (Bliven)  ; HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , Cicadellidae  : Aceratagallia  sp. (two records); Cuerna striata (Walker)  (25 records); Deltocephalinae  (unidentified nymph); Frigartus frigidus (Ball)  (two records); Praphlepsius lascivius (Ball); Psammotetti sp. (three records); Dictyopharidae  : Scolops angustatus (Uhler)  ; HYMENOPTERA  , Braconidae  : Microctonus eleodis (Vier)  ; Orgilus  sp.; Formicidae  (winged reproductives, except as noted); Formica obtusopilosa Emery  (worker), 16 km S of Shoshoni, 19 June 1971; Formica  sp. (52 records); Myrmicinae (unidentified); Pheidole  sp. (three records); Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Cresson)  (five records); Tapinoma sessile (Say)  (four records). COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOPTERA  , PSOCOPTERA (see Dennis et al. 2009, 2010; Lavigne & Dennis 1994; Lavigne & Holland 1969).

LR

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Heteropogon

Loc

Heteropogon wilcoxi James

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

Heteropogon wilcoxi

James, M. T. 1934: 84
1934