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Tribe Aphoebantini

Aphoebantus scalaris on the Rocks - Aphoebantus scalaris - male Aphoebantus - male - female Rhagionids? - Aphoebantus interruptus - male - female Aphoebantus? - Aphoebantus - male Aphoebantus Bombyliidae? - Aphoebantus unidentified Diptera - Aphoebantus Bombyliidae - Aphoebantus interruptus
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
84 spp. in 3-4 genera in our area (>80% of spp. in Aphoebantus), ~120 spp. in 7 genera worldwide(1)
Mostly holarctic; in our area, sw. US (~5 spp. range to WA, WY, KS)(1)
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