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Tribe Anthracini

Anthrax Xenox tigrinus Xenox habrosus Tiger bee fly - Xenox tigrinus Xenox tigrinus diptera - Xenox tigrinus Is this Xenox tigrinus maybe ?   - Xenox tigrinus Mating, Anthrax oedipus subgroup species not identifiable from photos? - Anthrax - male - female
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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