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Species Vermileo comstocki - Sierra Wormlion

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Tabanomorpha
Family Vermileonidae (Wormlions)
Genus Vermileo (wormlion)
Species comstocki (Sierra Wormlion)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vermileo comstocki Wheeler, 1918   (Orig. Description)
Size
Last instar larvae: 12-15 mm
Adult ♀ : BL 5.5-6.5 mm; Wing: 5-5.3 mm
Adult ♂ : BL 4.5-6 mm; Wing: 4.5-5 mm
Range
Known from the Sierra Nevada in California (e.g. Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, the Donner Pass area,...)
Season
Adults recorded in July(1)
Remarks
See genus info page for more details.
Print References
Leonard, M. D. (1930). A revision of the dipterous family Rhagionidae (Leptidae) in the United States and Canada. Mem. Am. ent. Soc. 7:1-81 (Full Text...Vermileo treatment here)
Pechuman, L. L. (1938). A synopsis of the New World species of Vermileo (Diptera-Rhagionidae). Bull. Brooklyn ent. Soc. 33: 84-89. (Full Text)
Wheeler, William Morton (1918). Vermileo comstocki, sp. nov., an interesting Leptid fly from California. Proc. New Eng. Zool. Club 6:83-84. (Full Text)
Wheeler, W. M. (1930). Demons of the dust. W. W. Norton & Co., New York, N.Y.
Works Cited
1.The Flies of Western North America
Frank R. Cole and Evert I. Schlinger. 1969. University of California Press.