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Species Paravilla separata

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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 Villini
Genus Paravilla
Species separata (Paravilla separata)
Identification
The only north-eastern species in the genus. The black-banded abdomen distinguishes it from Chrysanthrax cypris. [Comment by Joel Kits here].
Season
July to September.
Food
Adults nectar on black-eyed susans.