Lasiopogon quadrivittatus Jones

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: 115

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7708F17A-B850-E56E-63F1-FD086047F95A

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scientific name

Lasiopogon quadrivittatus Jones
status

 

Lasiopogon quadrivittatus Jones 

Lasiopogon quadrivittatus Jones, 1907: 278  .

Recognition characters: Gray species; length 9–11 mm; mystax white; setae and bristles of mesonotum straw white, postpronotal setae straw white; metanotal bristles and scutellar setae and bristles straw white; abdominal tergites brownish gray tomentose with apical margins lighter in color; surstyli black, brownish gray tomentose medially and basally; dististyle compact; legs black, brownish gray tomentose. Easily differentiated from other Wyoming Lasiopogon  species by straw white vestiture.

Distribution: BIG HORN: Greybull, banks of Big Horn River, 2 June 1965 ( RJL); Manderson, banks of Big Horn River, 2 June 1965 ( RJL). FREMONT: 16 km S of Shoshoni, 26 June 1965 ( RJL). PLATTE: Camp Guernsey, WANG, 2001b ( CSU, GMAD); Dwyer, numerous records, 1 May–8 June ( RJL); Glendo, 4 June 1957 ( DRT) (specimen in USNM); Guernsey, 27 April–8 June 1962, 9 May 1963 ( RJL). WASHAKIE: Worland, 3 May 1965 ( RJL). WYOMING: 1881 ( HKM) (specimen in USNM); unknown (six specimens deposited in USNM). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967); Cannings (2002) (Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, and Washakie Counties), (2013); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller-Grimm (2018).

Habitat: Saltbrush-greasewood shrub, sagebrush steppe and wheatgrass-needlegrass shrub steppe shrub and grassland, and grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types. Collected on sandy beaches along river; common on open rangeland, especially in wind protected gullies.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from soil, rocks, and dead grass stems.

Prey: DIPTERA  , Anthomyiidae  : Hylemya  sp. (two records); Asilidae  : Lasiopogon quadrivittatus, Dwyer  , 1 June 1961 (three records), Guernsey, 3 May 1962; Therevidae  : Metaphragma planiceps Loew, Dwyer  , 3 May 1963 (being fed upon by female in copula, resting on soil of intermittent stream bed); Psilocephala  sp. (two records); ISOPTERA  , Rhinotermitidae  : Reticulitermes tibialis Banks, 1920  (winged reproductive), Worland, 3 May 1965. DIPTERA  , ORTHOPTERA  (see Rogers & Lavigne 1972).

CSU

Colorado State University

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Lasiopogon

Loc

Lasiopogon quadrivittatus Jones

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

Lasiopogon quadrivittatus

Jones, P. R. 1907: 278