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Species Conophorus fenestratus

Bee Fly - Conophorus fenestratus Picture-Winged Conophorus  - Conophorus fenestratus - female Picture-Winged Conophorus  - Conophorus fenestratus - female Conophorus fenestratus? - Conophorus fenestratus bee fly - Conophorus fenestratus - female Conophorus fenestratus from southwestern edge of the Mojave - Conophorus fenestratus - male Bee Fly - Conophorus fenestratus - male Conophorus fenestratus? - Conophorus fenestratus - female
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Conophorini
Genus Conophorus
Species fenestratus (Conophorus fenestratus)
Identification
Closely related to Conophorus collini , but generally larger, and has a non-sulcate scutellum (convex, without median groove or gap).
Range
Western U.S.: AZ,CA,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA
Mexico: Baja California Norte, and B.C. Sur
Season
Spring; late February to June.
Food
Adults visit, and have been sampled at, a number of spring wildflowers, such as Cryptantha intermedia, Lasthenia, and Plagiobothrys.
Remarks
Males have fine teeth on the costal edge of their wings, which are lacking on females.
Print References
Section on the genus Conophorus, in Homeodactyla and Asilomorpha , by J.C. Hall and N.L. Evenhuis. 1981. In Griffiths, G.C.D. (ed.): Flies of the Nearctic Region. Vol.V, Part 13, No. 7, Bombyliidae.
Internet References
Type images of a male from the MCZ.