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Species Bombylius breviabdominalis

Bombylius diegoensis - Bombylius breviabdominalis - male Bombylius diegoensis - Bombylius breviabdominalis - male Bombylius diegoensis - Bombylius breviabdominalis - male Mating Beeflies - Bombylius breviabdominalis - male - female Mating Beeflies - Bombylius breviabdominalis - male - female
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Bombyliini
Genus Bombylius
No Taxon (Subgenus Bombylius)
Species breviabdominalis (Bombylius breviabdominalis)
Range
California (U.S.A.) south to Mexico (Baja California Norte); WorldCat (1).
Season
Flies during summer, whereas the similar B. diegoensis is active during spring (~ March - May); based on information given by Andy Calderwood.
Works Cited
1.World Catalog of Bee Flies (Diptera : Bombyliidae)
Neal L. Evenhuis. 1999. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 804 pp.