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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Tribe Anthracini

Bee fly - is this anthrax? - Anthrax Bee Fly - Anthrax pluto Xenox sp. - Xenox tigrinus Anthrax irroratus? - Anthrax Mating Anthrax? - Anthrax pauper - male - female Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus Anthrax bee fly ? - Anthrax irroratus Query:  Fly? - Xenox tigrinus
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
44 spp. in 3 genera in our area, ~380 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(1)
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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