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Tribe Anthracini

Black Fly - Xenox tigrinus Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus Mating Xenox tigrinus - Xenox tigrinus - male - female Fly - Anthrax Anthrax Bee Fly, another - Anthrax Flies Mating - Xenox tigrinus - male - female Bee Fly - Anthrax pluto Bombyliid of sorts... - Anthrax
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 Anthracini
Numbers
44 spp. in 3 genera in our area, ~380 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide; in our area, 4 spp. are transcontinental (all Anthrax), 8 eastern (7 in Anthrax + Xenox tigrinus), the rest are western (mostly sw. US)(1)
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