The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rhaphiomidas trochilus (Coquillett, 1892)

Valley mydas fly, San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1997



San Joaquin Valley, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Ballmer, G., and R. Mattoni. 1998. A fly spec. Fly Times 20: 6-7.

Mattoni, R., J. George, R. Rogers, and K. Osborne. 2001. Delhi sands fly update. Fly Times 26:10-11.

Stone, A., C.W. Sabrosky, W.W. Wirth, et al. 1983. A catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 1696 pp.


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