Robber Flies of Florida


Based on Fisher and Wilcox's Catalog 1997 (unpublished).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 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. Additional numbers in brackets on this list are months of collection from Fattig’s paper and his Georgia study.


SUBFAMILY LEPTOGASTRINAE

Apachekolos

            tenuipes (Loew) 1862 [7]

 

Beameromyia

            chrysops Martin 1957

            disfascia Martin 1957

            floridensis (Johnson) 1913

            pictipes (Loew) 1862 [4,5,8-10]

            vulgaris Martin 1957

 

Leptogaster

            aegra Martin 1957

            brevicornis 1872 [7]

            flavipes Loew 1862 [8]

            lerneri Curran 1953

            obscuripennis Johnson 1895 [4,8]

            obscuripes Loew 1862

 

Leptopteromyia

            americana Hardy 1947

 

Tipulogaster

            glabrata (Wiedemann) 1828

 

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Taracticus

            octopunctatus (Say) 1823 [6,7]

 

Nicocles

            engelhardti Wilcox 1946

            pictus (Loew) 1866

            politus (Say) 1823 [9]

 

Diogmites

            crudelis Bromley 1936 [8,9]

            discolor Loew 1866 [7-9]

            esuriens Bromley 1936 [6-9]

            misellus Loew 1866 [6-9]

            neoternatus (Bromley) 1931[6-8]

            platypterus Loew 1866 [8]

            properans Bromley 1936 [6-9]

            salutans Bromley 1936 [6-9]

            ternatus Loew 1866

 

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

            cruentum (McAtee) 1919

            fulvicaudum (Say) 1823 [7,8]

 

Pogonosoma

            dorsatum (Say) 1824

 

Atomosia

            puella (Wiedemann) 1828 [5-8]

            rufipes Macquart 1847 [7]

            sayii Johnson 1903

 

Cerotainia

            albipilosa Curran 1930

            macrocera Say 1823 [4,6,7]

 

Orthogonis

            stygia (Bromley) 1931

 

Lampria

            bicolor (Wiedemann) 1828 [6-8]

            rubriventris (Macquart) 1834 [6,7]

 

Laphria

            affinus Macquart 1855 [11,12]

            apila (Bromley) 1951

            canis Williston 1883 [6-8]

            cinerea (Back) 1904

            divisor (Banks) 1917 [6]

            flavicollis Say 1824 [6]

            floridensis Bromley (unfinished)

            grossa (Fabricius) 1775 [6,7]

            lata Macquart 1850

            macquarti (Banks) 1917

            sacrator Walker 1949 [7]

            saffrana Fabricius 1805 [3-8]

            sicula McAtee 1919 [7]

            thoracica Fabricius 1805 [6,7]

            virginica (Banks) 1917 [4-7]

 

SUBFAMILY Laphistiinae

Laphystia

            litoralis Curran 1931 [6-9]

            ochreifrons Curran 1931 [5,6]

                       

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Cyrtopogon

            falto (Walker) 1849 [5-7]

 

Heteropogon

            rubrifasciatus Bromley 1931

           

Holopogon

            guttulus (Wiedemann) 1821 [4-6]

            phaeonotus Loew 1874

 

Ceraturgus

            cornutus (Wiedemann) 1828

            cruciatus (Say) 1823 [5]

            johnsoni Martin 1965

 


            mitchelli Brimley 1924

            nigripes Williston 1886 [5,6]

 

Nannodioctria

            seminole (Bromley) 1924

 

Prolepsis

            tristus (Walker) 1851 [6-9]

           

Scleropogon

            floridensis (Bromley) 1951

            subulatus (Wiedemann) 1828 [7,9]

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Stichopogon

            abdominalis Back 1909

            trifasciatus (Say) 1823 [6-9]

 

Townsendia

            arenicola Scarbrough 1995

            nigra Back 1909 [4-7]

 

SUBFAMILY Trigonomiminae

Holcocephala

            abdominalis (Say) 1823 [4,6-8]

            calva (Loew) 1872 [7,8]

            fusca Bromley 1951

           

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Efferia

            [Nerax] aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763 [5-9]

            [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838 [5-8]

            [Nerax] apicalis (Wiedemann) 1821 [5-9]

            [Nerax] femorata (Macquart) 1838 [7-9]

            [Pogoniefferia] pogonias (Wiedemann) 1821 [8-11]

            [Nerax] slossonae (Hine) 1919

            [Nerax] stylata (Fabricius) 1775

            [Nerax] tabescens (Banks) 1919 [8]

           

Mallophora

            atra Macquart 1834

            bomboides (Wiedemann) 1821 [6,8-10]

            orcina (Wiedemann) 1828 [6-9]

            thompsoni Artigas & Angulo 1980

 

Megaphorus

            clausicellus (Macquart) 1850 [6-9]

            laphroides (Wiedemann) 1828 [7-9]

            minutus (Macquart) 1835

 

Proctacanthus

            brevipennis (Wiedemann) 1828 [3-7]

            fulviventris Macquart 1850

            gracilis Bromley 1928 [6-8]

            heros (Wiedemann) 1828 [7]

            hinei Bromley 1928

            longus (Wiedemann) 1821 [6,7,9]

            milbertii Macquart 1838 [9]

            nigriventris Macquart 1838

            philadelphicus Macquart 1838 [8]

            rufus Williston 1885 [5-7]

 

Promachus

            bastardii (Macquart) 1838 [5-7]

            fitchii Osten Sacken 1878

            quadratus (Wiedemann) 1821 [6,7]

            rufipes (Fabricius) 1775 [7-9]

 

Triorla

            interrupta (Macquart) 1834 [6-9]

 

Asilus

            sericeus Say 1823

 

Machimus

            blantoni (Bromley) 1940

            erythocnemius (Hine) 1909 [6]

            fattigi (Bromley) 1940 [5]

            floridensis (Bromley) 1940

            frosti (Bromley) 1950

            lecythus (Walker) 1849 [5,6]

            maneei (Hine) 1909 [6]

            notatus (Wiedemann) 1828 [4-8]

            novaescotiae (Macquart) 1847 [6-8]

            paropus (Walker) 1849

            polyphemi Bullington & Beck 1991

            snowii (Hine) 1909 [7]

 

Neoitamus

            flavofemoratus (Hine) 1909 [5,6,8]

 

Philonicus

            fuscatus (Hine) 1909 [6]

 

Polacantha

            gracilis (Wiedemann) 1828 [5-7]

 

Ommatius

            floridensis Bullingon & Lavigne 1984

            gemma Brimley 1928 [7]

            tibialis Say 1823 [6,7]

            wilcoxi Bullingon & Lavigne 1984

 

 

Genera:       38 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      125