Laphriinae

Dennis, D. Steve, Barnes, Jeffrey K. & Knutson, Lloyd, 2008, Pupal cases of Nearctic robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae), Zootaxa 1868 (1), pp. 1-98: 20

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1868.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038587C9-747C-AA37-46D2-FDD4FCA003DB

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scientific name

Laphriinae
status

 

Subfamily Laphriinae  

Twelve Nearctic genera of robber flies are placed in the subfamily Laphriinae   and four are placed in the Laphystiinae ( Geller­Grimm 2003)   . Information is available on the pupal morphology of Andrenosoma   , Lampria   , and Laphria   . The following key is based on information on Laphria   and Andrenosoma   from the literature and on the descriptions of Lampria bicolor (Wiedemann)   and 7 species of Laphria   presented in this paper. Martin & Wilcox (1965) cataloged 4 species of Andrensoma, 3 of Lampria   , and 62 of Laphria   from North America   north of Mexico. Poole (1996) listed 8 species of Andrenosoma   , 3 of Lampria   , and 63 of Laphria   for the Nearctic Region. Cursory information on Andrenosoma   and Laphria   in Europe is found in Melin (1923), Séguy (1927), Oldroyd (1939), and Musso (1967). Some morphological information on Andrenosoma   and Pogonosoma   was provided by Krivosheina (1974), but it is not detailed enough for inclusion in this paper. Musso (1978) presented more detailed information on Andresoma bayardi Séguy   and A. atra (Linneaus)   . His general characteristics for the genus Andrenosoma   correspond well to those presented below in the key to genera of Laphriinae   . Bullington (1986) illustrated some of the principal characteristics of the pupal cases of Laphria sericea   , L. rapax Osten Sacken   , L. index   , and L. winnemana   . His illustrations reveal that the cases have 3–4 posterior antennal processes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae