Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) new to Canada, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories with notes on distribution and habitat


  • Robert A. Cannings Royal British Columbia Museum Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4


Twenty-one species of robber flies from British Columbia, not previously reported in Canada, are listed. TIlree genera are also new: CalliniclIs, Coleomyia, and Megaphorus. Two additional genera (Stichopogon and Andrenosoma) and 12 species already known from Canada are reported for the first time from British Columbia. Sixteen species new to the Yukon, and seven to the Northwest Territories are also recorded. These records update the list of Asilidae for this region last published by Stone and Olhcrs in 1965.

Key words: Diptera; Asilidae; British Columbia; Yukon; Northwest Territories; distribution; status