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Genus Paravilla

Paravilla - Paravilla syrtis Another Dilley in fall form - Paravilla syrtis - female Orange County Bee Fly Archives: Is this Chrysanthrax? - Paravilla fulvicoma Orange County Bee Fly Archives #273 - Is this Paravilla syrtis? - Paravilla id please - Paravilla mercedis Paravilla separata Bee Fly? - Paravilla  Villini? - Paravilla edititoides
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 Villini
Genus Paravilla
Explanation of Names
Paravilla Painter 1933
Numbers
46 spp. in our area, ~60 total(1)
Identification
Face conically projecting; fore-tibiae with darkened bristles; antennae slenderly-conically pointed; wing veins CuA2 and A converging toward (but not meeting before) wing margin (e.g. see right-most lower veins here)
Review of the genus:(2)
Range
New World, mostly nearctic; in our area, w. US, with 2 spp. ranging north to BC, P. palliata & P. spaldingi ranging east to MI-OH-GA, and P. separata restricted to the Midwest + GA-AL(1)
Food
Larvae are parasites of ground-nesting bees.