Cophura hurdi Hull, 1960

Antioch robberfly, Antioch cophuran robberfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Powell, 1978; Dunn, 2005)



Antioch Dunes, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hull, F. M. (1960). New species of Syrphidae and Asilidae (Diptera). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 36: 69-74.


Other references:

Dunn, R. R. (2005). Modern insect extinctions, the neglected majority. Conservation Biology 19(4): 1030-1036.

Fisher, E. M. and J. A. Wilcox. 1997. Catalog of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Nearctic Region. Preliminary draft - not for publication. 56 pp.

Powell, J. A. (1978). Endangered habitats for insects: California coastal sand dunes. Atala 6: 4155.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). (1989). Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; animal notice of review. Federal Register, Department of the Interior 54(4): 554-579.


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