Proctacanthus rodecki James

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: 58

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-B81B-E525-63F1-FBC662EEF9EB

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Proctacanthus rodecki James
status

 

Proctacanthus rodecki James 

Proctacanthus rodecki James, 1933: 2  .

Recognition characters: Reddish brown to black species; length 25–42 mm; mystax straw white; thorax brownish gray pollinose with two dark brown stripes laterally; scutellar setae white; scutellar bristles white or at most with two or three black ones intermixed; wings with brownish aspect; abdomen brown pollinose, setae and bristles on first three abdominal segments white with only a few black lateral bristles on the first segment; legs brown, femora black anteriorly.

Distribution: CONVERSE: Douglas, 15 Aug. 1945 ( REP). PLATTE: Dwyer, 20 Aug. 1959 ( RJL). Wheatland, 6 July 1964 ( FRH). WASHAKIE: Worland, 1 Aug. 1911 ( LB-UN). Recorded from Wyoming by: Lavigne & Pfadt (1966) (grasshopper predator).

Habitat: Wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Open range, short- to mid-grass plains.

Ethology: Nothing known.

Prey: COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera)  , ORTHOPTERA  (see Lavigne & Pfadt 1966; Lavigne et al. 1994).

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Proctacanthus

Loc

Proctacanthus rodecki James

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

Proctacanthus rodecki

James 1933: 2
1933