Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia July 27-29: Registration and Discussion

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Bombylius varius

Bee Fly - Bombylius varius Bee Fly - Bombylius varius BG2822 E0818 - Bombylius varius - female BG2822 E0818 - Bombylius varius - female Unkown flying insect - Bombylius varius Beefly. Bombylius? - Bombylius varius Bombylius varius Bee Fly - Bombylius varius
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 varius (Bombylius varius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bombylius varius Fabricius, 1805
Size
11-13 mm (Bee Flies of Ontario)
Identification
A large Bombylius--note white patches on abdomen. This pattern appears to be distinctive within its range.
Range
Eastern United States: Ohio, east to Maine, south to Florida (Bee Flies of Ontario)
Season
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.