Cyrtopogon banksi Wilcox & 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: 65

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-B862-E55C-63F1-FF006091FCE0

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scientific name

Cyrtopogon banksi Wilcox & Martin
status

 

Cyrtopogon banksi Wilcox & Martin 

Cyrtopogon banksi Wilcox & Martin, 1936: 79  .

Recognition characters: Grayish black species; length 6–12 mm; antennal segment black;mystax black; thorax gray pollinose with two brown pollinose stripes dorsally and brown pollinose spots dorsolaterally; wings hyaline; macrotrichia of costal vein black; scutellar disc gray pollinose with shining black margin, scutellar setae black; abdomen shining black, only tergite 2 and sometimes 3 having gray pollinose fasciae complete dorsally, lateral setae on abdominal segments 1–4 snowy white; legs black, setae white, bristles black except for the fore and middle tibiae and tarsi which have black setae.

Distribution: ALBANY: Pole Mtn., 8 July 1961 ( RJL), 26–28 July 1965 ( FRH). CARBON: Lower part of Elk Mtn., 11 July 1972 (SD, RJL). TETON: paratypes, Jackson, 13–17 July 1920, F.4746, elevation about 1,829 m (6,000 ft) ( AMNH) ( Martin & Wilcox 1965); Grand Teton National Park, 19 July 1936 ( GFK-USU), 23 June 1938 ( ECVD) (specimen in CAS); Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 5–10 Aug. 1966 ( RJL); Jackson, 8 Aug. 1960 ( RJL); Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, 28 June 1938 ( ECVD) (two specimens in CAS); Mike Harris Campground, Targhee National For., 12 Aug. 1967 ( RJL); Togwotee Pass, 9 July 1942 ( CPA-UM); W entrance of Targhee National For., 8 Aug. 1967 ( RJL). Recorded from Wyoming by: Dennis et al. 2010; Geller-Grimm 2018; Martin & Wilcox 1965; Wilcox & Martin 1936.

Habitat: Douglas fir forest and pine-douglas fir forest (both in clearings within the forest where shrubs and grasses are dominant), and sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland vegetation types.

Ethology: Nothing known.

Prey: HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , Aphididae  (winged reproductive): Rhopalesiphum padi L., Pole Mtn., Albany Co., 26 June 1965. HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  (see Dennis et al. 2010).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Cyrtopogon

Loc

Cyrtopogon banksi Wilcox & Martin

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

Cyrtopogon banksi

Wilcox, J. & Martin, C. H. 1936: 79