Leptogaster parvoclavus Martin

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: 99

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-B840-E57E-63F1-FCFC6076F917

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scientific name

Leptogaster parvoclavus Martin
status

 

Leptogaster parvoclavus Martin 

Leptogaster parvoclavus Martin, 1957: 371  .

Recognition characters: Grayish species; length 7–9 mm; mystax white; thorax gray pollinose laterally, brown pollinose dorsally with three distinctly darker brown stripes; scutellum gray pollinose lacking bristles, few white marginal setae present; wings more heavily stippled at apex than basally, veins brown; abdomen gray pollinose laterally, brown pollinose dorsally; legs primarily brown with posterior side of fore- and mid-tibiae yellow and basal half of hind femora yellow.

Distribution: ALBANY: 1.6 km E of Laramie, numerous records, 19 June–30 July ( RJL, SD); 17 July 1974 ( SD) (specimen in USNM); Rogers Canyon, 13 km NE of Laramie, 6 July 1981 ( RJL); JOHNSON: 6 July 1982 ( FAL). LARAMIE: High Plains Res. Sta., Cheyenne, 3 July 1979, sweeping barrow pit ( RJL). PLATTE: Guernsey, 8 Aug. 1962 ( RJL). SWEETWATER: 10 km W of Green River, 16 July 1980 ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Dennis & Lavigne (1975), (as prey of Dicropaltum mesae  ); (1976a), (1979) (as prey of Machimus callidus  ), (2007); Dennis et al. (2010); Geller-Grimm (2018).

Habitat: Sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Short- to mid-grass grasslands; rangeland (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976b).

Ethology: Rests on and forages from vegetation 2.5– 20 cm above the ground (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976b).

Prey: ARANEAE, DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOPTERA  (see Dennis & Lavigne 1976 b, 2007; Dennis et al. 2010).

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Leptogaster

Loc

Leptogaster parvoclavus Martin

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

Leptogaster parvoclavus

Martin, C. H. 1957: 371