Pogoniofferia varipes (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: 44

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-B809-E537-63F1-FEE86396FB09

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Plazi

scientific name

Pogoniofferia varipes (Williston)
status

 

Pogoniofferia varipes (Williston) 

Erax varipes Williston, 1885: 71  .

Recognition characters: Blackish gray species; length 22–28 mm; mystax white; mesonotal setae black, bristles mostly yellowish in males and white in females; postpronotal setae yellowish; meral bristles yellowish; scutellar setae and bristles white; in males abdominal segments white pollinose, dorsum 1–6 brown, setae white, long on sides and apically on 1-3 but coarse and sparse, venter white pollinose with bare streak at middle of 2–6, setae short white; male genitalia enlarged and expanded laterally, brown; legs femora black to reddish black, posterior side of femora red or with red stripe; tibiae black.

Distribution: PLATTE: Camp Guernsey, WANG, 2001b, ( CSU, GMAD); 11 km N of Wheatland, numerous records, 23–31 July 1974 ( RJL, SD). Recorded from Wyoming by: Dennis & Lavigne (1976c) (as Efferia varipes  ); Dennis et al. (2010) (as Efferia varipes  ); Geller-Grimm (2018).

Habitat: Grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation type. Short- to mid-grassland, rangeland (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976a).

Ethology: Forages from both the ground and vegetation depending on the temperature of the ground surface (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976a as Efferia varipes  ).

Prey: DIPTERA  , Asilidae  : Leptogaster arenicolus James 1937  , Wheatland, 29 July 1974 ( RJL) (prey of female Efferia varipes  , 2: 42 p. m.). COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYME- NOPTERA, LEPIDOPTERA  , ORTHOPTERA  (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976a; Dennis et al. 2010, both as Efferia varipes  ).

CSU

Colorado State University

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Pogoniofferia

Loc

Pogoniofferia varipes (Williston)

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

Erax varipes

Williston 1885: 71
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