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Species Lepidophora lutea

Hunchback Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea Bee Fly Lepidophera lutea - Lepidophora lutea What do you get when you cross a fly, a dromedary and a velveteen rabbit? - Lepidophora lutea Bee Fly? - Lepidophora lutea Fly at Lake Lansing fen - Lepidophora lutea Sesiidae sp? - Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea
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)