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Species Lordotus planus

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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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Conophorini
Genus Lordotus
Species planus (Lordotus planus)
Identification
Seven small wing spots, mostly on the cross veins.
Range
Limited, as far as known, to southern California.