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Species Lepidophora lutea

yellow hunchbacked bee fly - Lepidophora lutea What do you get when you cross a fly, a dromedary and a velveteen rabbit? - Lepidophora lutea Pollen Eater - Lepidophora lutea L. lutea - Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea ? - Lepidophora lutea A fly I first thought was a moth - Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea
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 Ecliminae
Genus Lepidophora
Species lutea (Lepidophora lutea)
Explanation of Names
Lepidophora lutea Painter 1962
lutea = 'yellow'
Identification
the pale scales are mostly yellow, and there are abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segment
Range
e. US (ME-FL to MN-MO-LA) & ON(1)