Bolbodimyia philipi


Conservation Status

No information

No information

Natural History


Feeding habits not known.


Adults appear to be either crepuscular or nocturnal.

Life cycle

Immature stages not known.

Habitat and Distribution


Probably in heavily forested areas with high rainfall.

Distribution outside Costa Rica

Guatemala; El Salvador; Panama; Colombia.

Conservation Area Distribution


Type Locality

Guatemala, Acatenango

Demography and conservation

Threat status

Very rarely collected throughout its known range.


Scientific description

Hind tibiae without apical spurs; basicosta without strong setae; third antennal segment with at most an acute dorsobasal angle; subcallus and first antennal segment greatly inflated and shiny; third antennal segment long and slender, with an obtuse dorsal angle; wings mostly black, extreme apex hyaline; vein R4 bent strongly forward; dorsal surface of the body black; abdomen and thorax ventrally, all femora basally, as well as the front, frontoclypeus and apical palpomere orange; all tarsi wholly dark.


  • Kingdom: animalia
  • Phylum: arthropoda
  • Class: insecta
  • Order: diptera
  • Family: tabanidae
  • Genus: bolbodimyia

General Data

Language: Ingl├ęs

Author: John Burger

Contributors: Manuel A. Zumbado, Cristian Granados, Elvia Zumbado

Taxon record ID: 4504

Date last modified: 4/4/2011

Date created: 9/5/2000

Date Issued: 11/8/2002


Fairchild, G.B. 1986. The Tabanidae of Panama. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 22(3): 1-139.