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Genus Thyridanthrax

Thyridanthrax Thyridanthrax - Thyridanthrax luminis Bee Fly - Thyridanthrax atratus - female Thyridanthrax nugator? - Thyridanthrax Bee Fly - Thyridanthrax fenestratoides Beefly - Thyridanthrax nugator Bee Fly - Thyridanthrax atratus Thyridanthrax pallidus? - Thyridanthrax pallidus
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 Villini
Genus Thyridanthrax
Explanation of Names
Thyridanthrax Osten Sacken 1886
Greek thyridos 'window' + genus name Anthrax (refers to transparent areas in the dark parts of wings)
11 spp. in our area, >50 spp. worldwide(1)
¾ of spp. in the Old World (mostly Palaearctic); in our area, sw. US to OR-ID-KS(1)