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Genus Lepidanthrax

Lepidanthrax with Four Silver Flashers - Lepidanthrax eremicus - male Lepidanthrax Eating Pollen - Lepidanthrax - female Bee Fly - Lepidanthrax disjunctus Lepidanthrax arnaudi - female Bee fly with bright white markings - Lepidanthrax Bee fly with bright white markings - Lepidanthrax bee fly feeding on Navarretia squarrosa flowers - Lepidanthrax Lepidanthrax disjunctus? - 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)