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Tribe Bombyliini

Bombylius? - Systoechus vulgaris Bombylius major? - Bombylius major Beefly. - Heterostylum robustum Bee fly - Bombylius major Bee/Fly in Great Swamp NJ - Bombylius major Bee-Fly - Bombylius major Systoechus vulgaris Bombylius major - Greater Bee Fly - Bombylius major - male
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Bombyliini
Numbers
~100 spp. in 5 genera in our area (>80% in Bombylius), ~900 spp. in >50 genera worldwide(1)
Range
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)