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Genus Aphoebantus

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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 Aphoebantini
Genus Aphoebantus
Explanation of Names
Aphoebantus Loew 1872
Numbers
67 spp. in our area (56 occur in CA, of which 18 are CA endemics), ~80 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
Males and females can be told apart by the relative size of their eyes (1; see also see this article)
Range
Mostly nearctic (3 spp. neotropical), 12 spp. in Eurasia; in our area, sw. US, with a few ranging to WA & KS(1)
Print References
Melander, A. L. (1950). Aphoebantus and its relatives Epacmus and Eucessia (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 43: l-45. (Full Text)