Robber Flies of Minnesota


Based on Fisher and Wilcox's Catalog 1997 (unpublished). Not all species have been verified but may occur based on presently known geographies. North central states have very few documented species. 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.


SUBFAMILY Leptogastrinae

Leptogaster

          flavipes Loew 1862

          incisuralis Loew 1862

          murina Loew 1862

 

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Taracticus

          octopunctatus (Say) 1823

 

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

          fulvicaudum (Say) 1823

 

Pogonosoma

          ridingsi Cresson 1920

 

Laphria

          aeatus Walker 1849

          aktis McAtee 1919

          canis Williston 1883

          cinerea (Back) 1904

          divisor (Banks) 1917 spec. 2nd

          index McAtee 1919

          insignis (Banks) 1917

          posticata Say 1824

          sacrator Walker 1849

          scorpio McAtee 1919

          sericea Say 1823

          thoracica Fabricius 1805

          winnemana McAtee 1919

 

SUBFAMILY Laphistiinae

Laphystia

          flavipes Coquillett 1904

 

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Cyrtopogon

          falto (Walker) 1849

 


Ceraturgus

          cruciatus Say 1823

 

Echthodopa

          pubera Loew 1866

 

Stenopogon

          inquinatus Loew 1866

 

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Stichopogon

          trifasciatus (Say) 1823

 

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Efferia

          [Nerax] aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763

          [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838

          [Pogoniefferia] pogonias (Wiedemann) 1821

 

Proctacanthus

          hinei Bromley 1928

          milbertii Macquart 1838

 

Promachus

          bastardii (Macquart) 1838

          vertebratus (Say) 1823

 

Asilus

          sericeus Say 1823

 

Machimus

          erythocnemius (Hine) 1909

          paropus (Walker) 1849

          snowii (Hine) 1909

 

 

Genera:       16 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      36