Robber Flies of Colorado


Based on Fisher and Wilcox's Catalog 1997 (unpublished). Not all species have been verified but should occur based on presently known geographies. Subtribes are not shown. The Backomyia species is listed as limpidipennis though this genus is in need of revision. A species was photographed in bugguide in CO. There are multiple undescribed species in CA but only two defined outside CA for now. The large Efferia genus has been split into new genera by South American Asilid scientist Jorge Artigas. This split is not accepted by all fly guys apparently. I have put the new genera in [ ] under that genus.


SUBFAMILY Leptogastrinae

Leptogaster

            arenicola James 1937

            arida Cole 1919

            coloradensis James 1937

            eudicrana Loew 1874

            hirtipes Coquillett 1904

            lanata Martin 1957

            salvia Martin 1957

                       

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Lestomyia

            strigipes Curran 1931

 

Saropogon

            combustus Loew 1874

 

Comantella

            fallei Back 1909

            rotgeri James 1937

 

Cophura

            brevicornis (Williston) 1883

            dora Pritchard 1943

            lutzi Curran 1931

            stylosa Curran 1931

 

Hodophylax

            aridus James 1933

 

Diogmites

            angustipennis Loew 1866

            basalis (Walker) 1851

            bilobatus Barnes 2010

            coloradensis (James) 1933

            neoternatus (Bromley) 1931

            perplexus (Back) 1909

            platypterus Loew 1866

           

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

            fulvicaudum (Say) 1823

 

Cerotainiops

            abdominalis (Brown) 1897

 

Pogonosoma

            ridingsi Cresson 1920

 

Atomosia

            melanopogon Hermann 1912

            pusilla Macquart 1838

 

Lampria

            rubriventris (Macquart) 1834

 

Laphria

            aimatis McAtee 1919

            asackeni Wilcox 1965

            engelhardti (Bromley) 1931

            felis (Osten Sacken) 1877

            fernaldi (Back) 1904

            gilva (Linnaeus) 1758

            index McAtee 1919

            janus McAtee 1919

            milvina Bromley 1929

            sadales Walker 1849

            vivax Williston 1883

           

SUBFAMILY Laphistiinae

Laphystia

            flavipes Coquillett 1904

            lanhami James 1941

            rubra Hull 1957

            rufiventris Curran 1931

            rufofasciata Curran 1931

                       

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Ablautus

            rufotibialis Back 1909

 

Backomyia

            limpidipennis (Wilcox) 1936

 

Coleomyia

            alticola James 1941

 

Cyrtopogon

            ablautoides Melander 1923

            auratus Cole 1919

            banksi Wilcox & Martin 1936

            bimaculus (Walker) 1851

            dasyllis Williston 1893

            glarealis Melander 1923

            idahoensis Wilcox & Martin 1936

            inversus Curran 1923

            jemezi Wilcox & Martin 1936

            montanus Loew 1874

            plausor Osten Sacken 1877

            profusus Osten Sacken 1877

            pulcher Back 1909

            rattus Osten Sacken 1877

            rejectus Osten Sacken 1877

            rufotarsus Back 1909

            willistoni Curran 1922

 

Eucyrtopogon

            comantis Curran 1923

 

Heteropogon

            johnsoni (Back) 1904

            maculinervis James 1937

            martini Wilcox 1965

            wilcoxi James 1934

 

Holopogon

            acropennis Martin 1959

            atripennis Back 1909

            seniculus Loew 1866

           

Nannocyrtopogon

            aristatus James 1942

 

Wilcoxia

            cinerea James 1941

           

Dioctria

            pusio Osten Sacken 1877

 

Dicolonus

            sparsipilosus Back 1909

 

Echthodopa

            pubera Loew 1866

 

 

 


 

Myelaphus

            lobicornis (Osten Sacken) 1877

 

Prolepsis

            tristis (Walker) 1866

 

Ospriocerus

            aeacidinus (Williston) 1886

            abdominalis Say 1824

            latipennis (Loew) 1866

            longulus (Loew) 1866

            minos Osten Sacken 1877

            vallensis Martin 1968

 

Scleropogon

            coyote (Bromley) 1931

            helvolus Loew 1874

            indistinctus (Bromley) 1937

            neglectus (Bromley) 1931

            picticornis Loew 1866

           

Stenopogon

            inquinatus Loew 1866

            martini Bromley 1937

            rufibarbis Bromley 1931

 

Willistonia

            bilineata nigrofemorata Wilcox 1935

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Lasiopogon

            aldrichii Melander 1923

            fumipennis Melander 1923

            quadrivittatus Jones 1907

 

Stichopogon

            argenteus (Say) 1823

            colei Bromley 1934

            fragilis Back 1909

            trifasciatus (Say) 1823

           

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Efferia

            [Nerax] aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763

            [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838

            [Pogonioefferia] argyrosoma (Hine) 1911

            [Pogonioefferia] benedicti (Bromley) 1940

            [Pogonioefferia] bicaudata (Hine) 1919

            [Albibarbefferia] bicolor (Bellardi) 1861

            [Carinefferia] costalis (Williston) 1885

            [Carinefferia] cressoni (Hine) 1919

            [Pogonioefferia] helenae (Bromley) 1951

            [Carinefferia] jubata (Williston) 1885

            [Albibarbefferia] leucocoma (Williston) 1885

            [Pogonioefferia] pallidula (Hine) 1911

            [Pogonioefferia] rapax (Osten Sacken) 1887

            [Aridefferia] snowi (Hine) 1919

            [Pogonioefferia] staminea (Williston) 1885

            [Carinefferia] subcuprea (Schaeffer) 1916

            [Pogonioefferia] truncata (Hine) 1911

            [Tuberculefferia] tucsoni Wilcox 1966

            [Pogonioefferia] varipes (Williston) 1885

            [Carinefferia] willistoni (Hine) 1919

 

Mallophora

            fautrix Osten Sacken 1887

 

Megaphorus

            frustra (Pritchard) 1935

            guildiana (Williston) 1885

            intermedius (Tucker) 1907

            pulcher (Pritchard) 1935

 

Stilpnogaster

            auriannulatus (HIne) 1906

 

Proctacanthella

            exquisita (Osten Sacken) 1887

            leucopogon Williston 1893

 

Proctacanthus

brevipennis (Wiedemann) 1828

hinei Bromley 1928

micans Schiner 1867

milbertii Macquart 1838

nearno Martin 1962

rodecki James 1933

 

Promachus

albifacies Williston 1885

aldrichii Hine 1911

dimidiatus Curran 1927

oklahomensis Pritchard 1935

vertebratus (Say) 1823

 

Triorla

            interrupta (Macquart) 1834

 

Dicropaltum

            mesae (Tucker) 1907

 

Machimus

            adustus Martin 1975

            callidus (Williston) 1893

            delusus (Tucker) 1907

            erythocnemius (Hine) 1909

            formosus (Hine) 1918

            gilvipes (Hine) 1918

            griseus Hine 1906

            occidentalis Hine 1909

            paropus (Walker) 1849

            prairiensis (Tucker) 1907

            sestertius davidsonae Martin 1975

            vescus (Hine) 1918

 

Negasilus

            belli Curran 1934

 

Neoitamus

            orphne Osten Sacken 1849

 

Neomochtherus

            lepidus Hine 1909

 

Philonicus

            limpidipennis (Hine) 1909

 

Polacantha

            composita (Hine) 1918

 

Rhadiurgus

            variabilis (Zetterstedt) 1838

 

 

Genera:       50 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      161