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Species Dipalta banksi - Huron Shore Bee Fly

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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 Dipalta
Species banksi (Huron Shore Bee Fly)
Size
8-10 mm
Identification
brown body, black spots on dorsal midline of abdomen, wings with black patches and spots
Range
Virginia, Ohio, southern Ontario
Habitat
sand dunes with or without vegetation
Season
presumably summer & fall
Food
larvae are parasitoids of larval antlions
Internet References
live adult image and other info (Steve Marshall et al, U. of Guelph, Ontario)
distribution and type specimen location; PDF doc (Neal Evenhuis and D.J. Greathead, World Catalog of Bee Flies, part 3)
common name reference and status of "S1?" in Ontario (NHIC, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
presence in Ontario; list (Insects of North Lambton [list copied from hard copy publication by Jeff Skevington et al, 2001])