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pergandei group

phorid hovers above Camponotus pennsylvanicus at bait - Apocephalus coquilletti - female Apocephalus coquilletti - female Apocephalus coquilletti? - Apocephalus coquilletti - female Phorid - Apocephalus - male fly and ant - Apocephalus coquilletti - female Apocephalus and carpenter ants - Apocephalus coquilletti - female scuttle fly - Apocephalus - male Apocephalus coquilletti? - Apocephalus coquilletti
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Superfamily Platypezoidea
Family Phoridae (Scuttle Flies)
Subfamily Metopininae
Genus Apocephalus (Ant-decapitating Flies)
No Taxon pergandei group
Numbers
11 Nearctic spp.(1):
Apocephalus frameatus Brown, 2002 - SE USA (FL, GA)
Apocephalus concisus Brown, 2002 - SE USA (FL, GA, MD, MO)
Apocephalus glomerosus Brown, 2002 - only known from Missouri
Apocephalus coquilletti Malloch, 1912 - eastern North America (CAN: ON, QC; USA: CT, IA, MD, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WV)
Apocephalus disparicauda Borgmeier, 1962 - NE USA (MN, NY, VA)
Apocephalus pergandei Coquillett, 1901 - North America (widespread)
Apocephalus rugosus Brown, 2002 - only known from Missouri and Ontario
Apocephalus similis Malloch, 1912 - SW USA (AZ, TX)
Apocephalus aquilonius Brown, 2002 - SW USA (AZ, CA)
Apocephalus horridus Borgmeier, 1963 - western North America (CAN: BC; USA: AZ, CA, CO, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA)
Apocephalus wirthi Borgmeier, 1963 - eastern USA west to AZ (AZ, FL, GA, MD, VA)
Identification
Females are generally needed for species identifications. Male-female associations are not well-known.(1)
Remarks
Species with known hosts in this group attack Camponotus species. (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Apocephalus pergandei-group of ant-decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae)
Brown, B.V. 2002. Contributions in Science, 496: 1-58.