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Species Poecilanthrax lucifer

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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 Villini
Genus Poecilanthrax
Species lucifer (Poecilanthrax lucifer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bibio lucifer
Explanation of Names
Aauthor: Fabricius, 1775
The larvae feed on the moth larva of members of the family Noctuidae
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