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Tribe Villini

Orange County  Bee Fly Archives #70 - Paravilla californica Bee Fly - Lepidanthrax - female Bee Fly - Villa a bee fly? - Villa Golden Bee Fly  - Villa beefly ? - Villa Golden Bee Fly - Villa Neodiplocampta fly? - Poecilanthrax
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 Villini
Numbers
~250 spp. in 16 genera in our area, ~820 spp. in >30 genera worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Remarks
Villini are endoparasitoids, while most bombyliids are ectoparasitoids