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Species Conophorus atratulus

Conophorus atratulus - female Conophorus atratulus - male Conophorus atratulus - female
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 Conophorini
Genus Conophorus
Species atratulus (Conophorus atratulus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ploas atratula Loew, 1872
4-7 mm
Best identified with actual specimen, following keys in Hall & Evenhuis (1981; see reference below)
USA: WA, OR, ID, UT, CA; Mexico: Baja California Norte
Life Cycle
Unknown, but adults found on low growing annuals such as Lasthenia spp.(formerly Baeria , mentioned in Hall & Evenhuis; see reference below)
Print References
Hall, J.C., and N.L. Evenhuis. 1981. Genus Conophorus Meigen (1803), pp. 259-289; in Griffiths, Graham C.D. (ed.). Flies of the Nearctic Region, Vol V, pt.13, No.2
Internet References
Images of type from MCZ.