Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the constituent groups currently considered subfamilies used to be treated as families for a long time
>40 spp. in 6 genera of 3 subfamilies in our area(1)
and ~180 spp. in 30 genera of 4 subfamilies worldwide(2)(3)
Large, stout bodied flies that resemble bees.
worldwide; the Hypodermatinae (30 spp. in 8 genera) are restricted to Eurasia(4)
adults do not feed (mouthparts atrophied), larvae are endoparasites of various mammals(5)