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Genus Heterostylum

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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
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)