Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus Cazier, 1941

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1965

Rediscovered in July 2001 (George & Mattoni, 2006)

 

Only known from a single site of 20 hectares (49.42 acres) in the middle of a golf course (George & Mattoni, 2006).

 

Distribution

El Segundo sand dunes & sandy plains of the Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Cazier, Mont A. (1941). A Generic Review of the Family Apioceratidae with a Revision of the North American Species (Diptera-Brachycera). The American Midland Naturalist 25(3): 589-631. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Cazier, Mont A. (1985). A revision of the North American flies belonging to the genus Rhaphiomidas (Diptera, Apioceridae). Bulletin American Museum Natural History 182(2): 183-263.

George, J. N. and Mattoni, R. (2006). Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus Cazier, 1985 (Diptera: Mydidae): notes on the rediscovery and conservation biology of a presumed extinct species. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 82: 30-35. [Abstract]

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/13228/el-segundo-flower-loving-fly

 

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