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

Original scientific description:

Coquillett, D. W. (1892). The dipterous parasite of Melanoplus devastator in California. Insect Life, Washington 5: 22-24.

 

Other references:

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

Cazier, M. 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. 

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

Rogers, Rick and van Dam, Matthew H. (2007). Two new species of Rhaphiomidas (Diptera: Mydidae). Zootaxa 1664: 61-68.

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

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

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

 

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