Laphria fernaldi (Back)

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: 90-91

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-B87B-E546-63F1-F8F460D8FCDC

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Plazi

scientific name

Laphria fernaldi (Back)
status

 

Laphria fernaldi (Back) 

Dasyllis fernaldi Back, 1904: 290  . Recognition characters: Yellow and black species; robust; bumblebee mimic; length 16–19 mm; mystax yellow above, black below; thorax black with dense mat of short yellow setae dorsally; scutellar setae and bristles black; wings brownish; abdomen black, lateral setae of abdominal segments 1 and 2 yellow, dorsum of segments 3 and 4 and laterally on segments 5, red pilose dorsum of segment 5 and 6 yellow pilose; legs black, setae and bristles both black and yellow. The red pile on the abdomen distinguishes this species from other Laphria  .

Distribution: ALBANY: Evans Creek, Snowy Range Mtns., 2,874 m (9,430 ft), 3 Sept. 1959 ( RJL); Laramie, 3 Aug. 1939 ( WBO); Libby Creek, Snowy Range Mtns., 2,896 m (9,500 ft), 27 June 1960, 24 June 1962 ( RJL); Libby Creek Campground, Snowy Range Mtns., 25 Aug.1963, 3 July 1967 ( RJL). CARBON: Elk Mtn., 19 July 1972, 7 Aug. 1972 (SD). PARK: Pahaska Tepee (E entrance of Yellowstone Nat’l Park), 12 Aug. 1964 ( FRH, RJL). PLATTE: Dwyer, 16 May 1963 ( RJL). SUBLETTE: Pinedale, 6 July 1941 ( CPA). TETON: Grassy Lake, Targhee National For., 10 Aug. 1966, 1967 ( RJL); Jackson, 13–17 July 1920 (?- AMNH); North Cascade Canyon Divide, 2,438 M (8,000 ft), 7 July 1959 ( DCL); Swan Lake, Grand Teton National Park, 6 Aug. 1966 ( RJL). YELLOW- STONE NATIONAL PARK: 30 July 1930 (?- FDA). Recorded from Wyoming by: Adisoemarto (1967) (Yellowstone, Jackson, as Bombomima fernaldi  ); Dennis & Lavigne (2007); Geller-Grimm (2018); Lavigne & Bullington (1984, 2001); Miller (1978).

Habitat: Douglas fir forest and pine-douglas fir forest; sagebrush steppe shrub and grassland, and gramaneedlegrass-wheatgrass grassland vegetation types.

Ethology: Rests on and forages from soil or sunlit fallen logs (general, see Lavigne & Bullington 1984; territoriality, see Lavigne & Bullington 2001).

Prey: COLEOPTERA  , DIPTERA  , HEMIPTERA (Heteroptera)  , HYMENOPTERA  , LEPIDOPTERA  , PLE- COPTERA (see Dennis & Lavigne 2007; Lavigne & Bullington 1984).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

FDA

HHS/FDA

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Laphria

Loc

Laphria fernaldi (Back)

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

Dasyllis fernaldi

Back, E. A. 1904: 290