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Species Promachus truquii

 
 
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The genus Diogmites (Robber Flies) in eastern United States (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Artigas J.N.
Ohio J. Sci. 66(4): 401-421, 1966
Full text
Nicely illustrated key, among other things.

The genus Mallophora and related Asilid genera
By Cole F.R., Pritchard A.E.
Univ. of Calif. Publications in Entomology 36: 43-100, 1964

Records of Coleoptera as prey of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) in eastern New Mexico and west Texas.
By Pollock, D.A. and R.J. Lavigne.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121(1): 81-102., 2019
BioOne

Pollock, D.A. and R.J. Lavigne. 2019. Records of Coleoptera as prey of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) in eastern New Mexico and west Texas. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121(1): 81-102.

Abstract

Two hundred and ninety-three records for 20 families of Coleoptera (excluding Carabidae) preyed upon by 36 species (in 18 genera) of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) in eastern New Mexico and adjacent west Texas are listed. Among genera of asilid predators, individuals of Heteropogon Loew, 1847 (4 spp.) were responsible for 54.6% of all Coleoptera prey records, followed by Efferia Coquillett, 1893 (7 spp.) with 10.2% and Diogmites Loew, 1866 (3 spp.) with 9.2%. The three genera of asilids with the highest percentage of beetle prey among all insect and spider prey collected were Ospriocerus Loew, 1866 (41% of 44 records), Heteropogon Loew, 1847 (23% of 814 records) and Proctacanthus Macquart, 1838 (10% of 440 records).

Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Yukon
By Robert A. Cannings
Royal British Columbia Museum, P.O. Box 9815, Stn. Prov. Govt. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 9W2, 1997
Available as PDF doc from U. of Alberta, giving species accounts of 20 species recorded in Yukon.

Originally published as pp. 637–662 in H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa. 1034 pp. 1997.

Robber flies of Utah (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Nelson C.R.
Western North American Naturalist 47: 38-90, 1987

A literature-based checklist of Kansas robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Beckemeyer R.J.
The Prairie Naturalist 33(2): 65-92, 2001

Phylogeny of Asilidae inferred from morphological characters of imagines (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera: Asiloidea)
By Dikow T.
Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 319: 1–175, 2009
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A phylogenetic hypothesis for Asilidae based on a total evidence analysis of morphological and DNA sequence data...
By Dikow T.
Organisms Diversity & Evolution 9(3): 165–188, 2009

 
 
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