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).



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


Biology & Ecology










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]


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