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Tribe Bombyliini

Unknown Bee Fly - Bombylius Fly? - Bombylius major Unidentified Hymenoptera in Monterey, CA OC Bee Fly Archives - So much for venation! - Heterostylum robustum - male bee fly - Systoechus Bee Fly - Heterostylum robustum Bee Fly - Bombylius Bee Fly
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Bombyliini
~100 spp. in 5 genera in our area (>80% in Bombylius), ~900 spp. in >50 genera worldwide(1)
worldwide, by far most diverse in Africa, but the largest genus, Bombylius, is >50% Palaearctic; in our area, much more diverse in the west, esp. sw. US(1)