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Species Bombylius varius

Southern Bee Fly - Dorsal - Bombylius varius Bee fly - Bombylius varius - male Unkown flying insect - Bombylius varius Largish Bee Fly - Bombylius varius - male Beefly. Bombylius? - Bombylius varius Bee Fly - Bombylius varius Bee Fly - Bombylius varius Bee Fly - Bombylius varius
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 varius (Bombylius varius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bombylius varius Fabricius, 1805
11-13 mm (Bee Flies of Ontario)
A large Bombylius--note white patches on abdomen. This pattern appears to be distinctive within its range.
Eastern United States: Ohio, east to Maine, south to Florida (Bee Flies of Ontario)
May-July (North Carolina)
Print References
Brimley notes from Sandhills, Piedmont of North Carolina, May-July (1)
Internet References
North Carolina State University--30 pinned, including specimens from that state
Bee Flies of Ontario--Key to Bombylius species
Works Cited
1.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.