Texas Robber Flies


List based on prediction from the April 1997 draft list of E. M. Fisher and J. Wilcox and on Bromley's summary article of Texas robbers from 1934.

Texas, as usual, is overrun with species of anything including robbers. (They have 400 butterflies!!) Twice as many robbers as Arkansas. Numbers are at the bottom of the list. The Efferia genus is split into its Artigas genera with brackets. They are in alphabetical order under each bracketed genera. The list is broken into subfamilies but not tribes. Species with description dates in red only occur in TX in the US. Dates in brackets are from Wilcox's Efferia paper in that large genus. They include most of Bromley's collection dates in Texas.

iNaturalist Texas collection


SUBFAMILY Leptogastrinae

Apachekolos

             scapularis (Bigot) 1878

             tenuipes (Loew) 1862

             weslacensis (Bromley) 1951

Leptogaster

             brevicornis Loew 1872

             eudicrana Loew 1874

             incisuralis Loew 1862

             lanata Martin 1957

             murina Loew 1862

             obscuripes Loew 1862

             patula Martin 1957

             schaefferi Back 1909

             texana Bromley 1934

             virgata Coquillett 1904

Leptopteromyia americana Hardy 1947

Tipulogaster glabrata (Wiedemann) 1828

 

SUBFAMILY Dasypogoninae

Parataracticus melanderi Wilcox 1967

Saropogon

            abbreviatus Johnson 1903

            bryanti Wilcox 1966

            combustus Loew 1874 spec.

            coquillettii Back 1909

            dispar Coquillett 1902 spec.

            fletcheri Bromley 1934

               {legs wholly reddish, 4 scutellar bristles, 24-27 mm species, abd segs 2-5 narrowly black on ant margin, wings pale reddish brown}

            hypomelas (Loew) 1866

            nitidus Wilcox 1966

            pritchardi Bromley 1934

            sculleni Wilcox 1966

               {scutellar bristles present, 12 mm, femora reddish, fore and middle femora black dorsally and middle black ventrally, mesonotum yellowish gray pollinose}

            solus Bromley 1951

               {absent scutellar bristles, 12 mm fly, abd dark red, legs pale reddish yellow}

Taracticus octopunctatus (Say) 1872

Blepharepium sonorensis Pap. & Bernardi 1973

Diogmites

            angustipennis Loew 1866

            bilobatus Barnes 2010

            fragilis Bromley 1936

            misellus Loew 1866

            neoternatus (Bromley) 1931

            platypterus Loew 1866

            pritchardi Bromley 1936

            sallei (Bellardi) 1861

            texanus Bromley 1934

 

SUBFAMILY Laphrinae

Andrenosoma

            corallium Martin 1966

            fulvicaudum (Say) 1823 spec.

            igneum Bromley 1929

            xanthocnemum (Wiedemann) 1828

Ceratainiops

            abdominalis (Brown) 1897

            lucyae Martin 1959

Pogonosoma

            ridingsi Cresson 1920

Amathomyia antennata (Banks) 1920

Atomosia

            glabrata (Say) 1823

            melanopogon Hermann 1912

            mucida Osten Sacken 1887

            puella (Wiedemann) 1828

            rufipes Macquart 1847

            sayii Johnson 1903

Cerotainia

            albipilosa Curran 1930

Orthogonis

            stygia (Bromley) 1931

Lampria

            bicolor (Wiedemann) 1828

            rubriventris (Macquart) 1834

Laphria

            affinus Macquart 1855

            flavicollis Say 1824

            lata Macquart 1850

            macquarti (Banks) 1917

            nigella (Bromley) 1934

            saffrana Fabricius 1805

            sericea Say 1823

 

SUBFAMILY Laphistiinae

Laphystia

            albiceps (Macquart) 1846

            confusa Curran 1927

            laguna Wilcox 1960

            notata (Bigot) 1878

            opaca Coquillett 1904

            sexfasciata (Say) 1823

            texensis Curran 1931

            varipes Curran 1931

Psilocurus

            birdi Curran 1931

            modestus (Williston) 1893

            nudiusculus Loew 1874

            puellus Bromley 1934

            pygmaeus Hull 1961

            reinhardi Bromley 1951

            tibialis Hull 1961

 

SUBFAMILY Brachyrhopalinae

Ceraturgus

            elizabethae Brimley 1924

            mitchelli Brimley 1924 spec.

            oklahomensis (Bromley) 1934 spec.

Cyrtopogon pulcher Back 1909

Heteropogon

            currani Pritchard 1935

            johnsoni (Back) 1904

            lautus Loew 1872

            patruelis (Coquillett) 1893

            phoenicurus Loew 1872 spec.

Holopogon

            currani Martin 1959

            guttulus (Wiedemann) 1821

            phaeonotus Loew 1874

            snowi Back 1909

Hadrokolos

            cazieri Martin 1959

            texanus (Bromley) 1934

Metapogon punctipennis Coquillett 1904

Nicocles reinhardi Bromley 1934

Cophura

            bella (Loew) 1872

            dora Pritchard 1943

            lutzi Curran 1931

            sculleni Wilcox 1937

            stylosa Curran 1931

            texana Bromley 1934

Hodophylax aridus James 1933

Sintoria pappi Wilcox 1972

Wilcoxia pollinosa Wilcox 1972

 

SUBFAMILY Willistonininae

Ablautus rufotibialis Back 1909

 

SUBFAMILY Dioctrininae

Eudioctria disjuncta Adis. & Wood 1975

Echthodopa pubera Loew 1866

 

SUBFAMILY Stenopogoninae

Microstylum

            galactodes Loew 1866 2nd

            morosum Loew 1872 2nd

Prolepsis tristus (Walker) 1851

Plesiomma unicolor Loew 1866

Ospriocerus

            aeacidinus (Williston) 1886

               {pleura gray pollinose, abd reddish yellow, white pollinose spots on posterior corners of tergites 2-4, wings broad}

            abdominalis Say 1824 spec

               {thorax black, abd dorsally mostly red with one or more segments totally black}

            ebyi (Bromley) 1937

               {bristles on metanotum and scutellum pale, abd reddish yellow, pleura yellow pollinose, wings narrow}

            galadae Martin 1968

               {face totally tomentose, thorax thinly brown pollinose on black stripes, tergites 2-7 red dorsally, abd tergites 2-4,5 white pollinose laterally}

            latipennis (Loew) 1866 2nd

               {abd stouter than longulus and background color yellow with varying amounts of black}

            longulus (Loew) 1866

               {abd extends well beynd wings, short bristles on male lower forceps, legs bright orange red}

 


 

            minos Osten Sacken 1877

               {abd totally black, thorax black}

            nitens (Coquillett) 1904

               {thorax black, hair on proboscis and below eyes black, bristles on metanotum and scutellum black or black and white}

            parksi Bromley 1934

               {face with polished triangle, mystax and abd black, thorax yellow or red with black markings}

            pumilus (Coquillett) 1904

               {thorax black, abd light cherry red to blackish red, fore legs yellow with black fasciae ventrally, bristles on mesonotum and scutellum pale}

            rhadamanthus Loew 1866

               {polished facial triangle, abd tergites 2-4 white pollinose laterally, thorax brown pollinose, abd black or red}

            tenebrosus (Coquillett) 1904

               {abd background color entirely black, all femora black and stout,

            villus Martin 1968

               {abd totally black, face with polished triangle, dense long brown hair on the abd, 13 mm small species}

Scleropogon

            cinerascens (Back) 1909

            coyote (Bromley) 1931

            helvolus Loew 1874

            indistinctus (Bromley) 1937

            kelloggi (Wilcox) 1937

            picticornis Loew 1866

            subulatus (Wiedemann) 1828 2nd

            texanus (Bromley) 1931 iNat

Stenopogon inquinatus Loew 1866

 

SUBFAMILY Stichopogoninae

Stichopogon

            argenteus (Say) 1823 2nd

            catulus Osten Sacken 1887

            colei Bromley 1934

            fragilis Back 1909

            trifasciatus (Say) 1823

Townsendia

            nigra Back 1909

            pulcherrima Back 1909

 

SUBFAMILY Trigonomiminae

Haplopogon

            bullatus (Bromley) 1934

            latus (Coquillett) 1904

            triangulatus Martin 1955

Holcocephala

            abdominalis (Say) 1823

            calva (Loew) 1872

            fusca Bromley 1951

           

SUBFAMILY Asilinae

Amblyonychus trapezoidalis (Bellardi) 1861

Eccritosia zamon (Townsend) 1895

Efferia

            [Albibarbefferia] albibarbis (Macquart) 1838 [4-10]

            [Albibarbefferia] armata (Hine) 1918 [6,7]

            [Albibarbefferia] bicolor (Bellardi) 1861 [6-11]

            [Albibarbefferia] grandis (Hine) 1919 [5-8]

            [Albibarbefferia] leucocoma (Williston) 1885 [5-7]

            [Aridefferia] prattii (Hine) 1919 [3-5]

            [Aridefferia] snowi (Hine) 1919 [2-6]

            [Aridefferia] subarida (Bromley) 1940 [2-5]

            [Carinefferia] costalis (Williston) 1885 [6,7]

            [Carinefferia] cressoni (Hine) 1919 [4-6]

            [Carinefferia] willistoni (HIne) 1919 [6-9]

            [Efferia] completa (Macquart) 1838 [9-11]

            [Efferia] incognita Forbes 1987

            [Efferia] luna Wilcox 1966 [5-7]

            [Nerax] aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763 [5-10]

            [Nerax] apicalis (Wiedemann) 1821 [6-9]

            [Nerax] aurimystacea (Hine) 1919 [7]

            [Nerax] beameri Wilcox 1966 [7]

            [Nerax] belfragei (Hine) 1919 [4,5]

            [Pogoniefferia] argentifrons (Hine) 1911 [3-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] argyrosoma (Hine) 1911 [3-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] auripila (Hine) 1916 [4-6]

            [Pogoniefferia] bexarensis (Bromley) 1934 [6,7]

            [Pogoniefferia] bicaudata (Hine) 1919 [7-10]

            [Pogoniefferia] helenae (Bromley) 1951 [8-10]

            [Pogoniefferia] mesquite (Bromley) 1951 [7]

            [Pogoniefferia] monki (Bromley) 1951 [9,10]

            [Pogoniefferia] mortensoni Wilcox 1966

            [Pogoniefferia] nemoralis (Hine) 1911 [5-7]

            [Pogoniefferia] pallidula (Hine) 1911 [6-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] parkeri (Wilcox) 1966 [3-5]

            [Pogoniefferia] pilosa (Hine) 1919

            [Pogoniefferia] plena (Hine) 1916 [5-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] pogonias (Wiedemann) 1821 [8-10]

            [Pogoniefferia] prairiensis (Bromley) 1934 [6]

            [Pogoniefferia] rapax (Osten Sacken) 1887 [6-9]

            [Pogoniefferia] texana (Banks) 1919 [6-9]

            [Pogoniefferia] triton (Osten Sacken) 1887 [5-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] varipes (Williston) 1885 [6-8]

            [Pogoniefferia] wilcoxi (Bromley) 1940 [5,6]

            [Tuberculefferia] tuberculata (Coquillett) 1904 [4-9]

Furcilla delicatula (Hine) 1918

Mallophora

            fautrix Osten Sacken 1887

            leschenaulti Macquart 1838

            orcina (Wiedemann) 1828

Megaphorus

            acrus (Curran) 1931

            clausicellus (Macquart) 1850

            guildiana (Williston) 1885

            lascruensis (Cole) 1964

            prudens (Pritchard) 1935

            pulcher (Pritchard) 1935

Proctacanthella

            cacopiliga (Hine) 1909

            exquisita (Osten Sacken) 1887

            leucopogon Williston 1893

            robusta Bromley 1951

            wilcoxi Bromley 1935

Proctacanthus

            brevipennis (Wiedemann) 1828

            duryi Hine 1911

            hinei Bromley 1928

            longus (Wiedemann) 1821

            micans Schiner 1867

            milbertii Macquart 1838

            nearno Martin 1962

            nigrofemoratus Hine 1911

            rodecki James 1933

            rufus Williston 1885

Promachus

            albifacies Williston 1885

            bastardii (Macquart) 1838

            fitchii Osten Sacken 1878

            giganteus Hine 1911

            hinei Bromley 1931

            magnus Bellardi 1861

            minisculus Hine 1911

            nigrialbus Martin 1970

            oklahomensis Pritchard 1935

            painteri Bromley 1934

            sackeni Hine 1911

            texanus Bromley 1934

            truquii Bellardi 1861

Triorla interrupta (Macquart) 1834

Asilus sericeus Say 1823

Dicropaltum

            humilis (Bellardi) 1861

            rubicundus (Hine) 1909

Machimus

            griseus Hine 1906

            notatus (Wiedemann) 1828

            paropus (Walker) 1849

            prairiensis (Tucker) 1907

Philonicus limpidipennis (Hine) 1909

Polacantha

            composita (Hine) 1918

            grossa Martin 1975

            sinuosa Martin 1975

Ommatius

            ouachitensis Bull. & Lavigne 1984

            texanus Bull. & Lavigne 1984

            tibialis Say 1823

            wilcoxi Bull. & Lavigne 1984 2nd

 

Genera:       60 (not counting split Efferia genera)

Species:      252