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Genus Exoprosopa

mystery pollinator for the rare Canadian River Spiny Aster (CRSA) - Exoprosopa caliptera Villini? - Exoprosopa Bee fly - Exoprosopa? - Exoprosopa decora Fairly large beefly - Exoprosopa fasciata bee fly? - Exoprosopa fasciata Bee Fly? - Exoprosopa fasciata B fly 7.11.15 - Exoprosopa Short Beak Bee Fly - Exoprosopa brevirostris
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
Explanation of Names
Exoprosopa Macquart, 1840
Numbers
~40 spp. in our area, ~340 total(1)
Identification
key to most spp. in (2)
Range
worldwide, much more diverse in the Old World, >50% of spp. in Africa; in our area, most spp. are western (esp. southwestern) and ~10 spp. occur east of the Mississippi River, of which E. decora & E. dorcadion are transcontinental(1)
Food
Cocoons of Sphecidae, Pompilidae and Tiphiidae. Also reported once for Scarabaeidae (Yeates)
See Also
Villa vs Exoprosopa wing venation:
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Print References
Elmer D., Johnson L.M. (1958) New and insufficiently known Exoprosopa from the far west (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Great Basin Naturalist 18: 69-84. (Full text)