Scleropogon neglectus (Bromley)

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: 106-107

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

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scientific name

Scleropogon neglectus (Bromley)
status

 

Scleropogon neglectus (Bromley) 

Stenopogon neglectus Bromley, 1931b: 430  .

Recognition characters: Gray species; length 23–27 mm; mystax straw white; short bristles anteriorly on mesonotum reddish brown, long straw white bristles posteriorly, postpronotal bristles long, stout, yellowish anteriorly, thin, short and whitish posteriorly; metapleural bristles thin, straw white; first posterior cell of wing open; abdomen gray pollinose; male genitalia dark brown to black, apex of epandrium broadly rounded, lobes of hypandrium roughly triangular with straight edge apically and cleft shallowly between, see S. graminis  .

Distribution: ALBANY: Rock River, 13 Aug. 1963 ( LJS). BIG HORN: Greybull, 7 Sept. 1965 ( RJL); Lovell, WANG, LTA, 2 July 2005 ( CSU, GMAD). CARBON: base of Elk Mtn., numerous records 6 July–25 Aug ( RJL, SD), FREMONT: Gas Hills, Road, Riverton, 4–27 Sept. 1963; 31 Aug. 1964 ( RJL); Riverton, 3 Aug. 1955 ( GEB); holotype, near Lander, 1,524 –2,438 m (5,000 –8,000 ft), July ( RM) ( OS, CATIC);, topotypes, 3.2 km N of Lander, 7 Aug. 1968 ( RJL) (mated pair male and female specimens in CAS); Shoshone National For., Horse Creek Campground, 21 July 1957 ( AD, HD) (specimen in CAS). LARAMIE: Medicine Bow Mtns., Summit, 2,633 m (8,640 ft), 29 July 1974 ( PSB) (specimen in CAS). PARK: North Fork of Shoshone River, Rt. 14–20 crossing, 21 Aug. 1963 ( LJS, RJL). PLATTE: Dwyer, 28 June–5 July 1961 ( RJL, REP); Guernsey, numerous records, 21 June–6 July ( RJL, REP); Wheatland, 23 June 1964 ( RJL, REP). SUBLETTE: 70 km W of South Pass City, 7 Aug. 1968 ( RJL). TETON: Jackson, 14 Aug. 1964 ( FRH, RJL); Teton National For., 14 Aug. 1964; 17–20 Aug. 1965 ( FRH, RJL), 3 Aug. 1972 ( SD). YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Mammoth Hot Springs Camp, 23 July 1957 ( AD, HD) (specimen in CAS); Roaring Mtn., 2,286 m (7,500 ft), 25 July 1923 ( HCS). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Lander, Jackson, Carbon County); Bromley (1931b) (type series near Lander, August, YNP; as Stenopogon neglectus  ); Cole (1969) (as Stenopogon neglectus  ); Dennis & Lavigne (1975) (as prey of Stenopogon inquinatus  ); Dennis et al. (2009, 2010); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne (1992); Lavigne & Dennis (1994); Martin & Wilcox (1965) (as Stenopogon neglectus  ); Wilcox (1971).

Habitat: Saltbrush-greasewood shrub, sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Open rangeland, Artemisia tridentata  .

Ethology: Rests on and forages from sagebrush, low-growing vegetation and ground (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975).

Prey: ORTHOPTERA  , Acrididae  : Melanoplus cinereus Scudder  , 5.6 km NW Riverton, 12 Aug. 1981 ( RJL); Shoshoni, 16 km S, 19 Aug. 1992 ( RJL). HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera)  , Pentatomidae  : Chlorochroa  sp. prob. sayi Stål. COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , EPHEMEROPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera, Homoptera)  , HYMENOP- TERA, LEPIDOPTERA  , NEUROPTERA, ODONATA, ORTHOPTERA  (see Dennis & Lavigne 1975; Dennis et al. 2009, 2010; Lavigne 1992; Lavigne & Dennis 1994; Lavigne & Pfadt 1966 as Stenopogon neglectus  ).

LJS

Scientific Research Centre

CSU

Colorado State University

SD

San Diego Natural History Museum

RM

McGill University, Redpath Museum

OS

Oregon State University

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

AD

State Herbarium of South Australia

REP

Desert Experiment Station of the W.I.R.

YNP

The Yosemite Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Scleropogon

Loc

Scleropogon neglectus (Bromley)

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

Stenopogon neglectus

Bromley, S. W. 1931: 430