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Tribe Anthracini

ID please... large unknown fly - Xenox tigrinus Tiger Bee Fly- Xenox tigrinus - Xenox tigrinus? - Xenox tigrinus Gorgeous bee fly - Anthrax aterrimus Orange County Bee Fly Archives #283 - Xenox, but which species? - Xenox habrosus black/brown fly/moth with clear wing spots - Xenox tigrinus Anthrax irroratus Xenox tigrinus ?? - Xenox tigrinus Bombylliid of some kind - Anthrax
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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