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Xylophagidae of Virginia USA

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  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Arthropeas americana

    Range extends south to the mountains of northwestern Virginia. My observation and photo is from Warm Springs Mountain in Bath County.

    References:
    Webb, D. 1983, A revision of the nearctic species of Arthropeas (Diptera: Coenomyiidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 85(4), pp. 737-747.
  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Dialysis elongata

    The range map in Webb (1978) implies that this is a species to be expected in Virginia in the higher elevation western counties, and absent from the southeast. There are some nice photos of elongata from West Virginia on Stephen Cresswell's website http://www.americaninsects.net/f/xylophagidae.html

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1978. A revision of the nearctic genus Dialysis (Diptera: Rhagionidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 51(3), pp. 405-431.
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    Dialysis fasciventris

    Like several other xylophagids, records for fasciventris are from northern Virginia plus a few from the mountains.

  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Dialysis rufithorax

    Records in Webb (1978) are from northern Virginia and Norfolk. A photo on BugGuide (184856) was also taken in Norfolk. "Common and generally distributed" Malloch et al. 1931

    References:
    Malloch, J. R., Greene, C. T., and W L McAtee, 1931. District of Columbia Diptera: Rhagionidae. Proc. Ent. Soc. of Wash. 33: 212-220.
    Webb, D. W. 1978. A revision of the nearctic genus Dialysis (Diptera: Rhagionidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 51(3), pp. 405-431.
  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Rachicerus fulvicollis

    Adults found primarily in July

  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Rachicerus nitidus

    A northeastern species west to Illinois. In Virginia may be restricted to northern Virginia and higher elevation western counties.

  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Rachicerus obscuripennis

    Specimen records in Webb (1984) are primarily from northern Virginia, plus one from Southampton County. A photo in BugGuide (658824) is from riparian woods in Richmond's James River Park. "The most numerous of this rather uncommon group; has been taken in Piedmont localities from June 14 to July 18." (Malloch et al. 1931)

    References:
    Malloch, J. R., Greene, C. T., and W L McAtee, 1931. District of Columbia Diptera: Rhagionidae. Proc. Ent. Soc. of Wash. 33: 212-220.
    Webb, D. W. 1984. A Revision of the Nearctic Species of Rachicerus (Diptera: Rachiceridae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 57(2) pp. 298-315.
  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Xylophagus cinctus

    Widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. Records in Webb (1979) are from Great Falls and Blacksburg.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1979. A revision of the Nearctic Species of Xylophagus (Diptera: Xylophagidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 52(3) pp 489-523.
  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Xylophagus lugens

    Specimen records in Webb (1979) are restricted to northern Virginia, but this likely just reflects collecting bias. Range in the state is unknown. A photo on BugGuide (#621357) was taken in an urban park in Richmond, suggesting a more common widespread occurence. Adults fly as early as mid-March.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1979. A revision of the Nearctic Species of Xylophagus (Diptera: Xylophagidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 52(3) pp 489-523.
  • Animalia > Xylophagidae

    Xylophagus reflectens

    Specimen records in Webb (1979) are from northern Virginia, and from Mt. Rogers. Presumably reflectens will range in higher elevation locations in Virginia in the western portion of the state, and is absent from the southeast.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. 1979. A revision of the Nearctic Species of Xylophagus (Diptera: Xylophagidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 52(3) pp 489-523.