Promachus albifacies 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: 59

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

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scientific name

Promachus albifacies Williston
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Promachus albifacies Williston 

Promachus albifacies Williston, 1885: 63  .

Recognition characters: Brown and black species; length 19–28 mm; mystax straw white with at most a few black setae below; thorax brown pollinose; scutellar setae black and white, bristles black; wings nearly hyaline; abdomen black, brown pollinose laterally, patches of white setae laterally; legs largely black occasionally with some red posteriorly.

Distribution: GOSHEN: 20 July1950 ( REP). PLATTE: E flank of Laramie Peak, Laramie Mtns., 17 July 1964 ( FRH, RJL). NATRONA: Alcova, 8 July 1907 (specimen in CAS). NIOBRARA: 8 July 1949 ( DGD). Recorded from Wyoming by: Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Lavigne & Dennis (1994).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. At Laramie Peak, P. albifacies  was found foraging from lodgepole pine and mountain mahogany on the edge of a mountainside clearing; mixed coniferous forest.

Ethology: Forages from vegetation.

Prey: All records were taken at Laramie Peak, Platte Co., on 17 July 1964. HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera)  , Reduviidae  : Rhynocoris ventralis (Say)  ; LEPIDOPTERA  , Lasciocampidae: Malacosoma  sp. possibly californicum fragile (Strech). [ COLEOPTERA  (see Lavigne & Dennis 1994)].

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Promachus

Loc

Promachus albifacies Williston

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

Promachus albifacies

Williston 1885: 63
1885