Florida List

The following taxonomic list of Asilidae includes 134 species for Florida, though I think ten are in error. This list is based on records from museums, especially the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, various publications, F. Geller-Grimm’s database, and iNaturalist and Bugguide records.

On each species account, I have included a Florida Range category based on publications and data. These are Panhandle, North Florida, Central Florida (South of Gainesville to north of Lake Okeechobee), and South Florida. Based on available records, the most diverse region is North Florida, where 79% of Florida species have been recorded. This is likely due to the extensive and long-term collecting that has taken place in Gainesville. The Panhandle is a close second with respect to diversity (77% of Florida species have been recorded in the Panhandle). This is followed by Central Florida (57% of Florida species) and South Florida (44% of Florida species).

SubfamilyGenusSpecies
LeptogastrinaeApachekolosApachekolos tenuipes (Loew) 1862
LeptogastrinaeBeameromyiaBeameromyia chrysops Martin 1957
LeptogastrinaeBeameromyiaBeameromyia disfascia Martin 1957
LeptogastrinaeBeameromyiaBeameromyia floridensis (Johnson) 1913
LeptogastrinaeBeameromyiaBeameromyia pictipes (Loew) 1862
LeptogastrinaeBeameromyiaBeameromyia vulgaris Martin 1957
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster aegra Martin 1957
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster atridorsalis Back 1909
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster brevicornis Loew 1872
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster flavipes Loew 1862
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster lerneri Curran 1953
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster obscuripennis Johnson 1895
LeptogastrinaeLeptogasterLeptogaster obscuripes Loew 1862
LeptogastrinaeLeptopteromyiaLeptopteromyia americana Hardy 1947
LeptogastrinaePsilonyxPsilonyx annulatus (Say) 1823
LeptogastrinaeTipulogasterTipulogaster glabrata (Wiedemann) 1828
DasypogoninaeTaracticusTaracticus octopunctatus (Say) 1823kkk
DasypogoninaeNicoclesNicocles engelhardti Wilcox 1946
DasypogoninaeNicoclesNicocles pictus (Loew) 1866
DasypogoninaeNicoclesNicocles politus (Say) 1823
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites crudelis Bromley 1936
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites discolor Loew 1866
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites esuriens Bromley 1936
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites misellus Loew 1866
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites neoternatus (Bromley) 1931
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites platypterus Loew 1866
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites properans Bromley 1936
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites salutans Bromley 1936
DasypogoninaeDiogmitesDiogmites ternatus Loew 1866
LaphrinaeAndrenosomaAndrenosoma cruentum (McAtee) 1919
LaphrinaeAndrenosomaAndrenosoma fulvicauda (Say) 1823
LaphrinaePogonosomaPogonosoma dorsatum (Say) 1824
LaphrinaeAtomosiaAtomosia glabrata (Say) 1823
LaphrinaeAtomosiaAtomosia puella (Wiedemann) 1828
LaphrinaeAtomosiaAtomosia rufipes Macquart 1847
LaphrinaeAtomosiaAtomosia sayii Johnson 1903
LaphrinaeCerotainiaCerotainia albipilosa Curran 1930
LaphrinaeCerotainiaCerotainia macrocera Say 1823
LaphrinaeOrthogonisOrthogonis stygia (Bromley) 1931
LaphrinaeLampriaLampria bicolor (Wiedemann) 1828
LaphrinaeLampriaLampria rubriventris (Macquart) 1834
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria affinis Macquart 1855
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria apila (Bromley) 1951
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria canis Williston 1883
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria cinerea (Back) 1904
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria divisor (Banks) 1917
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria flavicollis Say 1824
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria floridensis Bromley (unfinished)
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria grossa (Fabricius) 1775
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria index McAtee 1919
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria lata Macquart 1850
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria macquarti (Banks) 1917
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria sacrator Walker 1949
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria saffrana Fabricius 1805
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria sicula McAtee 1919
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria thoracica Fabricius 1805
LaphrinaeLaphriaLaphria virginica (Banks) 1917
LaphistiinaeLaphystiaLaphystia litoralis Curran 1931
LaphistiinaeLaphystiaLaphystia ochreifrons Curran 1931
LaphistiinaeLaphystiaLaphystia texensis Curran 1931
StenopogoninaeCyrtopogonCyrtopogon falto (Walker) 1849
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
StenopogoninaeHeteropogonHeteropogon rubrifasciatus Bromley 1931
StenopogoninaeHolopogonHolopogon guttulus (Wiedemann) 1821
StenopogoninaeHolopogonHolopogon phaeonotus Loew 1874
StenopogoninaeCeraturgusCeraturgus cornutus (Wiedemann) 1828
StenopogoninaeCeraturgusCeraturgus cruciatus (Say) 1823
StenopogoninaeCeraturgusCeraturgus johnsoni Martin 1965
StenopogoninaeCeraturgusCeraturgus mitchelli Brimley 1924
StenopogoninaeCeraturgusCeraturgus nigripes Williston 1886
DioctriinaeNannodioctriaNannodioctria seminole (Bromley) 1924
StenopogoninaeProlepsisProlepsis tristis (Walker) 1851
StenopogoninaeScleropogonScleropogon floridensis (Bromley) 1951
StenopogoninaeScleropogonScleropogon subulatus (Wiedemann) 1828
StichopogoninaeStichopogonStichopogon abdominalis Back 1909
StichopogoninaeStichopogonStichopogon trifasciatus (Say) 1823
StichopogoninaeTownsendiaTownsendia arenicola Scarbrough 1995
StichopogoninaeTownsendiaTownsendia nigra Back 1909
TrigonomiminaeHolcocephalaHolcocephala abdominalis (Say) 1823
TrigonomiminaeHolcocephalaHolcocephala calva (Loew) 1872
TrigonomiminaeHolcocephalaHolcocephala fusca Bromley 1951
AsilinaeEccritosiaEccritosia zamon (Townsend) 1895
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia aestuans (Linnaeus) 1763
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia albibarbis (Macquart) 1838
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia apicalis (Macquart) 1838
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia femorata (Wiedemann) 1821
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia nemoralis (Macquart) 1838
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia pogonias (Wiedemann) 1821
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia slossonae (Hine) 1919
AsilinaeEfferiaEfferia tabescens (Banks) 1919
AsilinaeMallophoraMallophora atra Macquart 1834
AsilinaeMallophoraMallophora bomboides (Wiedemann) 1821
AsilinaeMallophoraMallophora orcina (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeMallophoraMallophora thompsoni Artigas & Angulo 1980
* Erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeMegaphorusMegaphorus clausicellus (Macquart) 1850
AsilinaeMegaphorusMegaphorus laphroides (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeMegaphorusMegaphorus minutus (Macquart) 1835
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus brevipennis (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus fulviventris Macquart 1850
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus gracilis Bromley 1928
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus heros (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus hinei Bromley 1928
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus longus (Wiedemann) 1821
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus milbertii Macquart 1838
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus nigriventris Macquart 1838
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus philadelphicus Macquart 1838
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus rufus Williston 1885
AsilinaeProctacanthusProctacanthus vittatus (Olivier) 1789
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaePromachusPromachus bastardii (Macquart) 1838
AsilinaePromachusPromachus fitchii Osten Sacken 1878
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaePromachusPromachus quadratus (Wiedemann) 1821
AsilinaePromachusPromachus rufipes (Fabricius) 1775
AsilinaeTriorlaTriorla interrupta (Macquart) 1834
AsilinaeAsilusAsilus sericeus Say 1823
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus blantoni (Bromley) 1940
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus erythocnemius (Hine) 1909
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus fattigi (Bromley) 1940
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus floridensis (Bromley) 1940
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus frosti (Bromley) 1950
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus hubbelli Bromley 1950
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus lecythus (Walker) 1849
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus maneei (Hine) 1909
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus notatus (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus novaescotiae (Macquart) 1847
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus paropus (Walker) 1849
*Possibly erroneous in Florida
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus polyphemi Bullington & Beck 1991
AsilinaeMachimusMachimus snowii (Hine) 1909
AsilinaeNeoitamusNeoitamus flavofemoratus (Hine) 1909
AsilinaePhilonicusPhilonicus fuscatus (Hine) 1909
AsilinaePolacanthaPolacantha gracilis (Wiedemann) 1828
AsilinaeOmmatiusOmmatius floridensis Bullingon & Lavigne 1984
AsilinaeOmmatiusOmmatius gemma Brimley 1928
AsilinaeOmmatiusOmmatius tibialis Say 1823
AsilinaeOmmatiusOmmatius wilcoxi Bullingon & Lavigne 1984

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