Backomyia limpidipennis (Wilcox)

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: 100-101

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-B841-E578-63F1-FA296154FD60

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Plazi

scientific name

Backomyia limpidipennis (Wilcox)
status

 

Backomyia limpidipennis (Wilcox) 

Eucyrtopogon limpidipennis Wilcox, 1936b: 204  .

Recognition characters: Grayish black species; length 7–9 mm; mystax black; setae above mouth white in male, black in female; thorax gray pollinose; scutellar setae lacking; scutellar bristles 4, black; wings hyaline; abdomen black, segments 2–5 with apical white pollinose bands dorsally; legs black with long white fine setae, bristles brown.

Distribution: ALBANY: Centennial, 29 Sept. 1977 ( SD). LARAMIE: Pine Bluffs, 6 Oct.–1 Nov. 1965 ( RJL) (see Lavigne 1971). NATRONA: 32 km SE of Casper, 17 Nov. 1966 ( RJL). PLATTE: Glendo, numerous records, 4–27 Oct. ( RJL); 5 km S of Glendo, 2 Nov. 1965 ( RJL); 9 km S of Glendo, 19–20 Oct. 1970 ( RJL); Guernsey, 19 Sept.–26 Oct.1961 ( RJL); Guernsey State Park, 1 Oct. 1964 ( RJL); 11 km W of Guernsey, 25 Sept.–22 Oct. 1962, 18 Oct. 1963 ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Dennis et al. (2010); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne (1971) (ethology).

Habitat: Pine-douglas fir forest (clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), and gramaneedlegrass-wheatgrass and grama-buffalo grass grassland vegetation types. Wind-sheltered gullies and banks or dry beds of intermittent streams; rangeland breaks.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from sand, small rocks, fallen logs, dead roots, and sticks, and may be found in the sun on vertical sides of gullies in the late afternoon (see Lavigne 1971).

Prey: All prey were taken on 20 Oct. 1970, 9 km S of Glendo, except as noted. DIPTERA  : Cecidomyiidae  : Rhopalomyia  sp.; Winnertizia sp.; unidentified; Chironomidae  : unidentified; Drosophilidae  : Scaptomyza pallida (Zett.)  ; Phoridae  : Megaselia  sp.; Tachinidae  : Psalidopteryzx slossonae Townsend  ; HEMIPTERA  : Heteroptera, Lygaeidae  : Nysius gricae (Schilling)  , Guernsey, 22 Oct. 1962 (two records); Homoptera, Aphididae  : Acrythosiphon pisum (Harris), Guernsey, 19 Oct.1961 (two records); Capitophorus elaegni (Del Guer.)  , Pine Bluffs, 1 Nov. 1965 (two records); Epameibaphis  sp.; Cicadellidae  : Aceratagallia medora DeLong, Dwyer  , 2 Nov. 1965 (two records): Aceratagallia uhleri (Van Duzee)  , Pine Bluffs, 6 Oct. 1965 (two records); Texananus latipex DeLong, Pine Bluffs  , 1 Nov.1965 (two records); HYMENOPTERA  , Bethylidae  : Pseudisobrachium  sp.; Braconidae  : Lysiphlebus  sp.; Encyrtidae  : Copidosoma bakeri (Howard)  ( Lavigne 1971; Rogers & Lavigne 1972). HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  (see Dennis et al. 2010).

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Backomyia

Loc

Backomyia limpidipennis (Wilcox)

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

Eucyrtopogon limpidipennis

Wilcox, J. 1936: 204