Cyrtopogon inversus Curran

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: 69

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-B866-E558-63F1-FC106260F9A3

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scientific name

Cyrtopogon inversus Curran
status

 

Cyrtopogon inversus Curran 

Cyrtopogon inversus Curran, 1923: 172  .

Recognition characters: Blackish species; length 11–13 mm; third antennal segments black; mystax snowy white above and black below; thorax gray and brown pollinose; wings hyaline, macrotrichia of costal vein black; scutellum shining black with brown pollinose spot basally, scutellar setae black; abdomen shining black with dorsal gray pollinose fasciae entire on segments 2–4; lateral setae in segments 1–4 in male black except for a tuft of white setae on segment 1; in female lateral setae are white; legs, femora black, fore and middle tibiae blackish, hind tibiae reddish brown with white pole posteriorly.

Distribution: ALBANY: Libby Creek, Snowy Range Mtns., 18 June 1961 ( RJL); Pole Mtn., 23 June 1972 (SD). CARBON: Middle of Elk Mtn., 11–27 July 1972 (SD, RJL). NATRONA: Casper Mtn., 18 July 1968 ( RJL). TETON: Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons, 25 June 1938 ( ECVD) (specimen in CAS), 24 July 1953 ( CPA). YELLOW- STONE NATIONAL PARK: 28 June 1912 ( RCO) (specimen in CAS). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) ( YNP); Cole (1969); Fisher & Wilcox (1997); Geller-Grimm (2018); Martin & Wilcox (1965); Wilcox & Martin (1936) (Yellowstone Park, 28 June 1912, R. C. Osborn).

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. Open clearings in mixed coniferous forests.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from rocks, fallen logs and dead tree stumps in sun.

Prey: COLEOPTERA  , Anobiidae  : Utobium elegans Horn, Elk Mtn.  , 27 July 1972; Scolytidae  : Pityogenes  sp., Elk Mtn., 11 July 1972; DIPTERA  , Chloropidae  : Oscinella frit  (L.), Elk Mtn., 27 July 1972; Culicidae  : Aedes dorsalis (Meigen)  , Pole Mtn., Albany Co., 23 June 1972; HEMIPTERA (Homoptera)  , Cicadellidae  : Aceratagallia uhleri (Van Duzee)  , Pole Mtn., Albany Co., 23 June 1972; Balclutha neglecta (DeLong & Davidson)  , Elk Mtn., 27 July 1972.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

YNP

The Yosemite Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Cyrtopogon

Loc

Cyrtopogon inversus Curran

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

Cyrtopogon inversus

Curran, C. H. 1923: 172