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Genus Heterostylum

Bee Fly - Heterostylum  Reality check: Is this the Bomber Fly (Heterostylum robustum)? - Heterostylum robustum Unknown species of Bee Fly - Heterostylum Bee fly-Heterostylum? - Heterostylum robustum - male Heterostylum robustum - female large bee fly - Heterostylum robustum Bombyliidae- unknown genus and species - Heterostylum robustum Bombyliidae - Heterostylum robustum - 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 Bombyliini
Genus Heterostylum
Other Common Names
H. robustum (H. robustus) is sometimes called the bomber fly.
Explanation of Names
Heterostylum Macquart, 1848
4 spp. in our area, 12 total (1)
long proboscis similar to Bombylius but head is wider and rear margin of eye is indented (sinuous)
New World, US to Argentina & West Indies; in our area, widespread in sw. US to OR-MO, with H. robustum ranging into GA (1)
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