Lestomyia sabulona (Osten-Sacken),

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: 83-84

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-B870-E54F-63F1-F8E56155FC00

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scientific name

Lestomyia sabulona (Osten-Sacken)
status

 

Lestomyia sabulona (Osten-Sacken) 

Clavator sabulonum Osten-Sacken, 1877: 292  . Recognition characters: Grayish species; length 9–11 mm; mystax white; thorax gray and brown pollinose; scutellar setae lacking; scutellar bristles 6, white; wings hyaline; abdomen gray pollinose, lateral bristles on first abdominal segment white; legs black except for reddish brown ring at apex of femora and base of tibiae on all legs.

Distribution: ALBANY: West Laramie, 20 June 1960 ( RJL). BIG HORN: Greybull, 3 June 1965 ( RJL); Greybull, Metz Smith Farm, 3 June 1965 ( RJL) (specimen in CAS). FREMONT: Lander, WANG, LTA, 20 May 2005 ( CSU, GMAD); Shoshoni, 16 km S, 22 June 1965, 23 June 1965 ( RJL) (specimen in CAS). 1–2 June 1966 ( RJL); 1 July 1965 ( FRH); 5–8 June 1972 ( RJL, SD). NATRONA: Casper Mtn., 18 July 1968 ( RJL). PLATTE: Dwyer, 25 June 1957 ( DRT); Guernsey, 8 June 1961, 3–24 May 1962 ( RJL); Glendo, 26 May 1969 RE/gh study A-Misc. SWEETWATER: Rock Springs, 16 June 1959 ( ADD, WDR). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Rawlins); Cannings (1994); Cole (1969); Curran (1942); Dennis & Lavigne (1975) (as Lestomyia sabulonum  ; as prey of Stenopogon inquinatus  ), (2007) (as Lestomyia sabulonum  ).

Habitat: Saltbrush-greasewood shrub, sagebrush steppe shrub and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Open range, short- to mid-grass plains in wind-protected swales; rangeland.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from sand, cactus and grass stalks 5–15 cm above soil.

Prey: DIPTERA  , Bombyliidae  : Mythicomyia rileyi Coquillet  , 16 km S of Shoshoni, July 1965; Milichiidae  : Leptometopa halteralis (Coq.)  , 16 km S of Shoshoni, 5 June 1972; HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , Cicadellidae  : Aceratagallia uhleri (Van Duzee)  , Dwyer, 8 June 1961; Mocuellus  sp.; HYMENOPTERA  : Chalcidae  ; unidentified (two records); Halictidae  : Dialictus  sp., 16 km S of Shoshoni, 8 June 1972; Pompilidae  : Anoplius  sp. HYMENOP- TERA (see Dennis & Lavigne 2007).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

CSU

Colorado State University

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Lestomyia

Loc

Lestomyia sabulona (Osten-Sacken)

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

Clavator sabulonum

Osten-Sacken, C. R. 1877: 292
1877