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Genus Lepidanthrax

Orange County  Bee Fly Archives #54 - Lepidanthrax Bee FLy - Lepidanthrax Lepidanthrax at Rest - Lepidanthrax - female Lepidanthrax - female Lepidanthrax rauchi? - Lepidanthrax Lepidanthrax? - Lepidanthrax Bee - Lepidanthrax Odd Bee Fly - Lepidanthrax
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
Genus Lepidanthrax
Explanation of Names
Lepidanthrax Osten Sacken 1886
Numbers
36 spp. in our area, 52 total(1)
Size
Mostly small, 5-9 mm; one sp. at 11 mm(2)
Identification
revision:(3)
distinguished by characteristic covering of broad scales and the shape of the third antennal segment (some Stonyx and Villa may be confused with Lepidanthrax, but Stonyx have three submarginal cells and Villa have different proportions of the wing veins separating the discal and fourth posterior cells)(3)
Range
New World, mostly nearctic; in our area, sw. US, with L. oribates & L. coquilletti ranging north to WA(1)