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Species Leucophora apivora

Fly at a bee colony - Leucophora apivora - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
Genus Leucophora
Species apivora (Leucophora apivora)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pergandea apivora Aldrich, 1919
Ganperdea apivora
Explanation of Names
Species name means "bee eater."
Identification
Distinguished from other common species of Leucophora by the combination of legs red (including femora), both female and male with widely separated eyes, and flight time in June.
Range
Eastern USA west to New Mexico and Utah
Life Cycle
Larvae are kleptoparasites of Anthophora (Melea).