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Genus Lepidophora

Interesting Fly - Lepidophora Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea Bee Fly? - Lepidophora lutea Bombyliidae, Scaly Bee Fly, Lepidophora lepidocera. - Lepidophora lepidocera Fly at Lake Lansing fen - Lepidophora lutea bee fly - Lepidophora lutea Sesiidae sp? - Lepidophora lutea robber fly? - Lepidophora lepidocera
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 Ecliminae
Genus Lepidophora
Explanation of Names
Lepidophora Westwood 1835
Greek 'scale-bearing'(1)
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 8 total(2)
Range
New World (ON to Bolivia); in our area, 2 spp. widespread in e. US and one in TX(2)
L. lepidocera OH-IA to FL-TX
L. lutea ME-ON-MN to FL-LA
L. vetusta TX
Food
Larvae are kleptoparasites of solitary wasps (Vespidae, Sphecidae)(3)
See Also
Print References
Rodrigues, P.F., and Lamas, C.J. (2013). A revision of the New World genus Lepidophora Westwood, 1835 (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Ecliminae) with a key to the species. Zootaxa No. 3682:1-44. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Evenhuis N.L., Greathead D.J. (2015) World catalog of bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) web site
3.Kleptoparasitism and phoresy in the Diptera
Sivinski J., Marshall S.A., Petersson E. 1999. Florida Entomologist 82: 179-197.