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Therevidae (Stiletto Flies) of Virginia USA

Last updated about 2 years ago

  • Cyclotelus colei

    Placed in the genus Cerocatus by Webb et al. (2013). Type location is Washington D. C. There are also records from North Carolina. No VA specimen I am aware of..

    References:
    Webb, D. W. et al. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the New World Therevidae
    (Insecta: Diptera: Asiloidea). Zootaxa 3600: 1 - 105.
  • Cyclotelus pictipennis

    Another species lacking Virginia records, though it has been collected both to our north (MD) and south (NC). Also has been placed in the genus Cerocatus (Webb, 2013).

    References:
    Webb, D. W. et al. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the New World Therevidae
    (Insecta: Diptera: Asiloidea). Zootaxa 3600: 1 - 105.
  • Cyclotelus rufiventris

    Widespread in the east, from MA south to FL, west to NE (type locality) and NM.

  • Cyclotelus sumichrasti

  • Ozodiceromya flavipennis

    A widespread species in the east. Virginia specimens span 28 June - 5 Aug, with records from Bath, Fairfax, and Mathews Counties.

  • Ozodiceromya nigrimana

    I'm unsure about this one. The therevid PETE site lists a specimen MEI_031113, but the range is midwestern, and this VA specimen isn't included in the map in Webb 2013.

    References:
    Webb, D. W. et al. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the New World Therevidae
    (Insecta: Diptera: Asiloidea). Zootaxa 3600: 1 - 105.
  • Ozodiceromya notata

    This may be our most common therevid. A malaise trap in a suburban Washington yard obtained many specimens. I have had them land on my parked car, which is white, and the color seems to attract them.

  • Ozodiceromyia argentata

  • Pandivirilia albifrons

  • Pandivirilia grandis

  • Pandivirilia melampodia

  • Spiriverpa bella

  • Spiriverpa senex

    I have observed this attractive downy-white species in a sandy riparian area along the James River.

  • Tabuda varia