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Tribe Aphoebantini

Aphoebantus - Aphoebantus conurus - male - female Aphoebantus fumosus on Rock - Aphoebantus fumosus - male Rhagionids? - Aphoebantus interruptus - male - female Bee fly - Aphoebantus - Aphoebantus - male Aphoebantus mus - male Bee Fly - Aphoebantus Golden bee fly - Aphoebantus Is this a snipe fly? - Aphoebantus
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 Aphoebantini
Numbers
84 spp. in 3-4 genera in our area (>80% of spp. in Aphoebantus), ~120 spp. in 7 genera worldwide(1)
Range
Mostly holarctic; in our area, sw. US (~5 spp. range to WA, WY, KS)(1)
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