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Genus Exoprosopa

Syrphid fly, maybe? - Exoprosopa fasciata Bee Fly - Exoprosopa fascipennis Exoprosopa sp. - Exoprosopa large Exoprosopa-Exoprosopa ingens - Exoprosopa ingens Exoprosopa fumosa? - Exoprosopa fumosa Bee fly - Exoprosopa Bee fly - Exoprosopa brevirostris Img 2820 Bee - Exoprosopa
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 Exoprosopini
Genus Exoprosopa
Explanation of Names
Exoprosopa Macquart, 1840
Numbers
~40 spp. in our area, ~340 worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide, much more diverse in the Old World, >50% of spp. in Africa; in our area, most spp. are western (esp. southwestern) and ~10 spp. occur east of the Mississippi River, of which E. decora & E. dorcadion are transcontinental(1)
See Also
Villa spp.
compare wing venation, Villa vs. Exoprosopa:
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Print References
Curran, C. H. (1930). New Diptera from North and Central America. American Museum novitates, No. 415, pp. 1-16. (Full Text) Includes a key to 37 species and descriptions of 8 new species.
Elmer, D. & Johnson, L. M. (1958). New and insufficiently known Exoprosopa from the far west (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Great Basin Naturalist, 18, 69-84. (Full Text)