Holopogon albipilosus 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: 78

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-B86F-E551-63F1-FD9160F7FA20

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scientific name

Holopogon albipilosus Curran
status

 

Holopogon albipilosus Curran 

Holopogon albipilosus Curran, 1923: 207  .

Recognition characters: Blackish species; 6.5– 7 mm; mystax white; thorax white pollinose, no brownish pollen; scutellum with long, slightly woolly pile; wings pure hyaline; abdomen shining black with pale yellowish or white pile that is longer on the sides, especially basally; legs shining black, hind tibiae greatly enlarged, hind tarsi gradually tapering, pile and bristles of legs wholly whitish, pubescence on front and hind tibiae and tarsal pads dull yellowish.

Distribution: ALBANY: Easterbrook, 1,981 m (6,500 ft), 23 June 1948 ( FW, WM); Snowy Range Mtns., 4 July 1959 ( RJL); 37 km S of Laramie, 2,306 m (7,564 ft), numerous records, 11 July–16 Aug. 1973 (SD, RJL), 8 Aug. 1973 ( RJL) (Voucher sp. #32). CARBON: Long Tree, 15 July 1950 ( GFK). FREMONT: Lander, 22 July 1953 ( RRD); Sweetwater River crossing with Highway 28, 13 July 1955; Torrey’s Lake, 7 Sept. 1895 (William Wheeler coll.). NATRONA: Casper, 3 June 1960. SWEETWATER: Green River, 1,859 m (6,100 ft), 2 July 1920. TETON: Jackson, 1,920 m (6,300 ft), 13, 17 July 1920; 22 July 1953 ( RRD); 5 km W of Hoback Jct., 19 July 1971 ( JRP) (38 specimens in CAS). UINTA: Fort Bridger, 26 June 1939 ( GFK-USU). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Carbon County, Green River, Jackson, near Lander); Dennis & Lavigne (1975, 2007); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Dennis (1994); Martin (1959) (Albany, Carbon, and Natrona Counties, Green River, Jackson); Martin & Wilcox (1965).

Habitat: Douglas fir forest and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Short- to mid-grass rangeland and moist mountainous valleys; swampy areas (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975).

Ethology: Always foraged from twig tips of mountain gooseberry ( Ribes montigenum McClatchie  ) 52 cm to 3 m above the ground; courtship (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975).

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

FW

Texas Christian University

WM

Gezira Research Station

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Holopogon

Loc

Holopogon albipilosus Curran

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

Holopogon albipilosus

Curran, C. H. 1923: 207
1923