Laphriinae

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: 86-87

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-B877-E54A-63F1-F8A666F0FC61

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Laphriinae
status

 

Subfamily Laphriinae 

Genera found in Wyoming: Andrenosoma  , Atomosia  , Choerades  , Lampria  , Laphria  , Laphystia  , and Pogonosoma  .

Key to Genera [adapted from Wood (1981)]

1 Wings with 3 submarginal cells; wing veins R 2+3 and R 4 connected by a short crossvein..................... Pogonosoma 

- Wings with 2 submarginal cells; wing veins R 2+3 and R 4 not connected by short crossvein ( Fig. 2BView FIGURE 2).................... 2

2 Apex of wing vein R 2+3 directed sharply forward meeting C at an angle of about 90°, ending either at distal end or R (cell r 1 closed or short distance along C (cell r 1 open); R 4 strongly sinuate and arched forward after separation from R 5; cell cup and m 3 closed before wing margin; male with 6 abdominal tergites visible dorsally................................ Laphystia 

- Apex wing vein R 2+3 not directed sharply forward ending in R 1 or C; R 4 not unusually arched and sinuate ( Fig. 2BView FIGURE 2); cell cup and m 3 open to wing margin or one of two closed; male with 7 or 8 abdominal tergites visible dorsally..................... 3

3 Postmetacoxal area ventrally with transverse heavily sclerotized “V” shaped bridge; flagellum apically blunt, lacking stylus, with short bristle arising at or beyond middle of dorsal surface........................................... Atomosia 

- Postmetacoxal area membranous; flagellum lacking stylus, with an apical pit containing a short spine or bristle........... 4

4 Proboscis dosoventrally compressed, narrower in profile when viewed from above, boat shaped and pointed at end in profile.......................................................................................... Andrenosoma 

- Proboscis laterally compressed; two or more times as wide in profile when viewed from above........................ 5

5 Metanotal callosity bare (species are generally bare overall); hind femora thickened, usually with tubercles on ventral surface; tips of antennae slightly curved................................................................... .. Lampria 

- Metanotal callosity with bristly pile (species are generally more pilose overall); hind femora not thickened, usually without tubercles on ventral surface; tips of antennae straight......................................................... 6

6 Male hind tibiae ventrally with apical dense pile of setae, without any spur or protuberance; female hind tibiae with dense pile of apical setae and only a few long setae........................................................... Choerades 

- Male hind tibiae ventrally without apical dense pile of setae, with laterally pointed spur; female hind tibiae with dense pile of apical setae and many long setae.................................................................... Laphria 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae