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Species Hemipenthes sinuosa - Sinuous Bee Fly

Bee Fly Hemipenthes? - Hemipenthes sinuosa at the creek - Hemipenthes sinuosa Clearwing fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa bee fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa unidentified Bombyliidae 2 - Hemipenthes sinuosa Hemipenthes sinuosa? - Hemipenthes sinuosa Sinuous Bee Fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa Unknown Bee Fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa
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 Hemipenthes
Species sinuosa (Sinuous Bee Fly)
Explanation of Names
Hemipenthes sinuosa (Wiedemann 1821)
sinuosa = 'sinuous; winding; undulating' (refers to the border of the black area on the wing)
Size
6-8 mm
Identification
black area of wing has irregular sinuous (wavy) border with a small rounded blob near the apex - a distinguishing feature
abdomen, thorax, and head black or very dark with no banding or other obvious markings
Range
most of NA
Habitat
open areas with sandy or well-drained soil and sparse or low vegetation