Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Xenox

Xenox habrosus - female Closer look---with mite  - Xenox tigrinus Bee Fly? - Xenox tigrinus Waspish butterfly - Xenox tigrinus Bee Fly? - Xenox Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus)? - Xenox tigrinus Pennsylvania Fly - Xenox tigrinus Xenox sp for ID - Xenox tigrinus
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 Anthracini
Genus Xenox
Explanation of Names
Xenox Evenhuis 1985
Greek 'stranger, alien' (refers to the bizarre eyes?)
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, 5 total(1)
Range
X. tigrinus is eastern (NH-ON to FL-TX), the rest in sw. US (TX-CA)(1)
Food
Ectoparasitoids of Xylocopa
Print References
Marston N. (1970) Revision of New World species of Anthrax (Diptera: Bombyliidae) other than the Anthrax albofasciatus group. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 43: 1-148.