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1 October 2013 The Pupal Case of a Nearctic Robber Fly, Proctacanthus brevipennis (Wiedemann, 1828) (Diptera: Asilidae)
D. Steve Dennis, Jeffrey K. Barnes
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Abstract

The pupal case of the Nearctic robber fly Proctacanthus brevipennis (Wiedemann, 1828) is described, illustrated, and compared with those of P. hinei Bromley, 1928; P. micans Schiner, 1867; P. milbertii Macquart, 1838; P. philadelphicus Macquart, 1838; and P. rufus Williston, 1885. A revised key is provided to the pupal cases of these species. Observations are reported on emerging adults and a newly emerged female P. brevipennis being captured and eaten by a green anole, Anolis carolinensis (Voigt, 1832).

D. Steve Dennis and Jeffrey K. Barnes "The Pupal Case of a Nearctic Robber Fly, Proctacanthus brevipennis (Wiedemann, 1828) (Diptera: Asilidae)," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 115(4), 316-324, (1 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.115.4.316
Published: 1 October 2013
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Asilinae
Asilioidea
Brachycera
Immature Diptera
Insecta
pupae
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