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

 

Distribution

San Joaquin Valley, California, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/invertebrates/pdfs/SJVFF-60D-2-22-18.pdf

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/san-joaquin-valley-giant-flower-loving-fly-02-22-2018.php

https://www.kvpr.org/post/they-thought-it-was-extinct-kern-county-bug-was-just-flying-under-radar

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13266/valley-mydas-fly-rhaphiomidas-trochilus

 

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