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Species Poecilanthrax effrenus

Beeflies Mating - Poecilanthrax effrenus - male - female Bee fly, I think - Poecilanthrax effrenus Poecilanthrax effrenus? - Poecilanthrax effrenus Poecilanthrax effrenus TX - Fly - Poecilanthrax effrenus south Texas bee fly, perhaps - Poecilanthrax effrenus Bee fly - Poecilanthrax effrenus Bombyliidae - Poecilanthrax effrenus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Bombyliidae (Bee Flies)
Subfamily Anthracinae
Tribe Villini
Genus Poecilanthrax
Species effrenus (Poecilanthrax effrenus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Poecilanthrax effrenus (Coquillett, 1887). Synonyms, etc.:
Anthrax effrena Coquillett, 1887 (Type locality Arizona)
Explanation of Names
Latin effrenus (effrēnus) unbridled, unrestrained (Latin dictionary).
Size
12 mm body length (Coquillett, 1887)
Identification
Description from Painter and Hall (1960):
A southwestern and Mexican species which has the abdominal ground color broadly marked with orange, the black color usually triangular in shape and confined to the dorsum. The hair on the abdomen is predominately black; on the sides there is black hair from segments two to six. The wings are evenly colored with dark brown, the veins at the base of the wing are bright orange. The second submarginal cell is nearly entirely hyaline and the hyaline spot in the discal cell is quite definite.
Range
Southwestern United States into Mexico: southwestern Oklahoma, central Texas, west to southern California (Painter and Hall, 1960); + southern Nevada (BugGuide record).
Print References
Coquillett, D.W. 1887. Monograph of the species belonging to the genus Anthrax from America north of Mexico. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 14: 159-182 (BHL link).
Coquillett, D.W. 1892. Revision of the Species of Anthrax from America North of Mexico. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 19: 168-187 (BHL link).
Painter, R. H. and J. C. Hall (1960). A monograph of the genus Poecilanthrax (Diptera: Bombyliidae). (Read online)