Pogonioefferia staminea (Williston)

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: 43-44

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4662.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7708F17A-B808-E537-63F1-FC1E6104FE40

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scientific name

Pogonioefferia staminea (Williston)
status

 

Pogonioefferia staminea (Williston) 

Erax stamineus Williston, 1885: 68  .

Recognition characters: Brownish gray and silver species; length 11–24 mm; mystax yellow to yellowish white; bristles and setae of mesonotum mostly black except supraalar setae white; postpronotal setae of male black, of female, partly white; meral bristles straw white; scutellar setae and bristles black males, white on females; in males abdominal tergites 3–7 and occasionally 2 apically silvery white pollinose, long white setae parted in middle and directed outward on tergites 3–6; lower arm of basistyle in males 3 times the length of upper arm and curved downward; legs with pale yellow setae femora black, tibiae variable (black to reddish). See P. rapax  .

Distribution: ALBANY: Laramie, 17 Aug. 1964 ( RJL); E flank of Laramie Peak, Laramie Mtns., 17 July 1964 ( RJL, FRH). CONVERSE: Douglas, 11 July 1961 ( RJL). FREMONT: Lander, WANG, LTA, 29 June 2004 ( CSU, GMAD), 2 July 2005 ( CSU, GMAD), 8 Aug. 2004 ( CSU, GMAD). PLATTE: Camp Guernsey, WANG, 2001b ( CSU, GMAD); Chugwater, 23 July 1952 ( REP). Dwyer, numerous records, 22 June–3Aug. ( RJL); Gray Rocks Ranch, Camp Guernsey, 14–22 July 2008 ( CSU, GMAD); Guernsey, numerous records, 22 June–22 Aug. ( RJL); Guernsey State Park, 16 July 1964 ( RJL); Register Cliff, 1,981 km (6,500 ft), E of Guernsey, 15 July 1964 ( FRH); Hartville, 19 June–17 July 1963, 9 June–9 July 1964 ( RJL). GOSHEN: Smith Ranch, Lingle, 20 June–2 July 1963 ( RJL), 20 June–15 July 1964 ( RPB, RJL, FRH). HOT SPRINGS: Owl Creek Mtns., 1,615 m (5,300 ft), 25 June 1961 ( RJL). LARAMIE: Pine Bluffs, 19 July 1963 ( LJS). PLATTE: Wheatland, 22 July 1965 ( RJL); Wheatland Cutoff, 8 July 1962 ( RJL); Cherry Creek, SE of Wheatland, 7–13 July 1966 ( RJL); Pin Top Trail, 11 July 1981 ( REP). Recorded from Wyoming by: Brown (1929) (as Erax stamineus  ); Cole (1969) (as Efferia staminea  ); Dennis & Lavigne (1975) (as Efferia staminea  ; as prey of Ospriocerus latipennis  , Stenopogon inquinatus  ); Dennis et al. (2010) (as Efferia staminea  ); Fisher & Wilcox (1997) (as Efferia staminea  ); Geller-Grimm (2018); Hine 1919) (as Erax stamineus  ); Lavigne (1964) (as Efferia staminea  ; prey of Pogonioefferia helenae  (as Efferia bicaudata  ); Lavigne & Holland [(1969) (as Efferia staminea  ; as prey of Pogonioefferia pallidula  (as Efferia pallidula  )]; Martin & Wilcox (1965) (as Efferia staminea  ); Wilcox (1966b) (as Efferia staminea  ).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Open rangeland, blue grama ( Bouteloua gracilis  ) and threadleaf sedge ( Carex filifolia  ) communities.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from soil, grass mat, and other vegetation (see Lavigne & Holland 1969 as Efferia staminea  ).

Prey: HYMENOPTERA  , wild bee predator, Glendo Study A, 10 July 1968 ( REP). COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOPTERA  , NEUROPTERA, ODONATA, OR- THOPTERA (see Dennis et al. 2010; Lavigne & Holland 1969; Lavigne & Pfadt 1966; Lavigne et al. 1968; Rogers & Lavigne 1972, all as Efferia staminea  ).

CSU

Colorado State University

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

LJS

Scientific Research Centre

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Pogonioefferia

Loc

Pogonioefferia staminea (Williston)

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

Erax stamineus

Williston 1885: 68
1885