Asilidae


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Asilidae

[ə′sil·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The robber flies, a family of predatory, orthorrhaphous, dipteran insects in the series Brachycera.

Asilidae

 

(robber-flies), a family of insects of the order Diptera. The eyes are large, the proboscis is pointed, and the abdomen is long. Of the more than 4,700 known species, representatives of approximately 100 genera are found in the USSR, primarily in the steppes and deserts. The larvae live in the ground or in decaying wood, feeding on the larvae of other insects or on vegetation. The adults are predacious; they maintain the balance of nature by feeding on insects.

REFERENCE

Rikhter, V. A. Khischnye mukhi-ktyri (Diptera, Asilidae) Kavkaza. Leningrad, 1968.
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Etymology: Named for Torsten Dikow in admiration of his contributions to our knowledge of Asilidae and for the personal encouragement he has given me.
Se presenta el mapa de representatividad de generos para Colombia y un listado de los 39 generos de Asilidae encontrados, en el se incluye informacion del departamento, area protegida y altitud.
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Dikow (2009)--Included Congomochtherus in a detailed phylogenetic study of Asilidae.
These include species of Asilidae, Anthocoridae, Reduviidae, Phymatidae, Eucharitidae and Thomisidae.
Diagnosis: Asilidae with the following combination of characters: Antennal stylus asetose and composed of three elements (2 segment-like elements tipped with a seta-like sensory element); face plane or slightly convex; dorsal postocular macrosetae long, markedly proclinate; palpus 1-segmented; postmetacoxal area membranous; anepisternum lacking strong macroseta at superoposterior angle; anatergites asetose; katatergite with vertical row of macrosetae; prothoracic tibiae without apical spur; metacoxa with at least one lateral macroseta; [R.
I had the fortune to get to know Brian when I was an international student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1999-2000 and spent every free afternoon at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum working on Asilidae with Jason Londt.
The Afrotropical stenopogonine Asilidae have received a great deal of attention over the past thirty years and are now known to be the dominant subfamily within the region (Geller-Grimm 2004).
Adjusted N concentrations in predaceous or parasitic flies (Apioceridae, Asilidae, Sarcophagidae, Tabanidae, and Tachinidae) and detritivorous flies (Dolichopodidae and Lauxaniidae) were similar.
Ancylorhynchus Berthold, 1827 is an immediately recognisable and attractive genus of stenopogonine Asilidae (Fig.
Note: This specimen was listed as an unidentified species of Ancylorhynchus in an analysis of Gambian Asilidae (Londt 2010: 346).