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Species Lepidophora lutea

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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 Ecliminae
Genus Lepidophora
Species lutea (Lepidophora lutea)
Explanation of Names
Lepidophora lutea Painter 1962
lutea = 'yellow'
the pale scales are mostly yellow, and there are abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segment
e. US (ME-FL to MN-MO-LA) & ON(1)