Robber Flies of Louisiana


Based on Fisher and Wilcox's Catalog 1997 (unpublished). Not all species have been verified but may 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. James Beck has been working to ID and photograph the robbers of LA. See his page here which is under construction.


SUBFAMILY Leptogastrinae

Apachekolos

          tenuipes (Loew) 1862

 

Beameromyia

            disfascia Martin 1957

            vulgaris Martin 1957

 

Leptogaster

          brevicornis Loew 1872

          incisuralis Loew 1862

          murina Loew 1862

                  

Tipulogaster

          glabrata (Wiedemann) 1828

 

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Taracticus

          octopunctatus (Say) 1823

 

Diogmites

          angustipennis Loew 1866

          bilobatus Barnes 2010

          misellus Loew 1866

          missouriensis Bromley 1951

          neoternatus (Bromley) 1931

          platypterus Loew 1866

          properans Bromley 1936

          ternatus Loew 1866

 

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

          fulvicaudum (Say) 1823

 

 Atomosia

          arkansensis Barnes 2008

          glabrata (Say) 1823

          melanopogon Hermann 1912

          puella (Wiedemann) 1828

          rufipes Macquart 1847

          sayii Johnson 1903

 

Cerotainia

          albipilosa Curran 1930

         

Lampria

            bicolor (Wiedemann) 1828

         

Laphria

          apila (Bromley) 1951

          cinerea (Back) 1904

          fattigi (Bromley) 1951

          flavicollis Say 1824

          lata Macquart 1850

          macquarti (Banks) 1917

            nigella (Bromley) 1934

          saffrana Fabricius 1805

 

SUBFAMILY Laphistiinae

Laphystia

          notata (Bigot) 1878

          ochreifrons Curran 1931

          opaca Coquillett 1904

          texensis Curran 1931

                   

Psilocurus

          birdi Curran 1931

          nudiusculus Loew 1874

 

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Holopogon

          guttulus (Wiedemann) 1821

          phaeonotus Loew 1874

 


Ceraturgus

          mitchelli Brimley 1924

 

Prolepsis

          tristus (Walker) 1851

 

Scleropogon

          subulatus (Wiedemann) 1828

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Stichopogon

            abdominalis Back 1909

          trifasciatus (Say) 1823

 

Townsendia

          nigra Back 1909

 

Lasiopogon

          piestolophus (?) Cannings 2002

 

SUBFAMILY Trigonomiminae

Holcocephala

          abdominalis (Say) 1823

          calva (Loew) 1872

          fusca Bromley 1951

 

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Efferia

          [Nerax] aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763

          [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838

            [Albibarbefferia] bicolor (Bellardi) 1861

          [Nerax] apicalis (Wiedemann) 1821

          [Nerax] femorata (Macquart) 1838

          [Nerax] prairiensis (Bromley) 1934

          [Pogoniefferia] nemoralis (Hine) 1911

          [Pogoniefferia] pogonias (Wiedemann) 1821

                   

Mallophora

          orcina (Wiedemann) 1828

 

Megaphorus

          clausicellus (Macquart) 1850

 

Proctacanthus

          brevipennis (Wiedemann) 1828

          duryi Hine 1911

          hinei Bromley 1928

          longus (Wiedemann) 1821

          milbertii Macquart 1838

          rufus Williston 1885

 

Promachus

            bastardii (Macquart) 1838

          hinei Bromley 1931

          quadratus (Wiedemann) 1821

 

Triorla

          interrupta (Macquart) 1834

 

Asilus

          sericeus Say 1823

 

Dicropaltum

          rubicundus (Hine) 1909

 

Machimus

          erythocnemius (Hine) 1909

          notatus (Wiedemann) 1828

          paropus (Walker) 1849

         

Ommatius

            ouachitensis Bullingon & Lavigne 1984

          wilcoxi Bullingon & Lavigne 1984

 

 

Genera:       31 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      78