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Tribe Bombyliini

Insect hovering on lilacs - Bombylius Bee fly - Bombylius major Bee Fly - Bombylius major - female Bee fly-Heterostylum? - Heterostylum robustum - male Curious Insect - Bombylius major Bee fly? - Bombylius pulchellus Bombylius major? - Bombylius major 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)