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Species Exoprosopa rostrifera

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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 Anthracinae
Tribe Exoprosopini
Genus Exoprosopa
No Taxon (fasciata-group)
Species rostrifera (Exoprosopa rostrifera)
Explanation of Names
Rostrifera means "beaked", a combination of the Latin noun for beak and verb for bear
Identification
It has by far the longest bill of any US Exoprosopa. The white belt on a uniformly brown-patterned abdomen is characteristic, too. (Comment by Andy Calderwood)
Range
Mostly Mexico and border states.
Remarks
Author of the species Jaennicke, 1867