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Species Pantarbes earinus

Pantarbes - Pantarbes earinus - male Pantarbes - Pantarbes earinus - female Pantarbes - Pantarbes earinus - female Cute Pantarbes - Pantarbes earinus - female
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 Cythereinae
Genus Pantarbes
Species earinus (Pantarbes earinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pantarbes earinus Hall & Evenhuis, 1984(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
"The name earinus is from the Greek, meaning vernal; the species is named for its spring occurrence."(1)
5mm (excluding proboscis and antennae)
(1)Abdominal dorsum entirely white pilose; antennae proximate, not widely separated (their bases not further apart than length of 1st antennal segment).
Female: eyes separated by a bit more than 3 x width of ocellar tubercle; brown tranverse band of hairs across top of frons/forward edge of vertex; body, face, frons densely white pilose.
Male: eyes separated by a bit more than width of ocellar tubercle, the latter black; body less densely white pilose, with black ground color.
AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, NM, WY...also in Baja California Norte, Mexico.(1)
Arid lands, deserts.
Works Cited
1.Homeodactyla and Asilomorpha: Bombyliidae, Vol. 5, Part 13, in 'Flies of the Nearctic Region', edited by G. C. D. Griffiths
Jack C. Hall & Neal L. Evenhuis. 1980. E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.
2.World Catalog of Bee Flies (Diptera : Bombyliidae)
Neal L. Evenhuis. 1999. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 804 pp.