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Genus Apolysis

Bee fly ? - Apolysis - male Usiinae...Oligodranes? - Apolysis - male Usiinae...Oligodranes? - Apolysis - male Still another striped fly from Peters Canyon  - Apolysis Another striped fly from Peters Canyon  - Apolysis Bombyliidae-Apolysis? - Apolysis Bombylidae - Apolysis mbe - Apolysis - female Lordotus - Apolysis
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 Usiinae
Genus Apolysis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes nearctic spp. formerly placed in Oligodranes; as currently treated, Oligodranes is a Palaearctic genus in a subfamily of its own (Oligodraninae)(1)
Explanation of Names
Apolysis Loew 1860
Numbers
67 spp. in our area, ~120 total(1)
Range
Holarctic (3/4 of spp.) and Afrotropical; in our area, all but one are western (WA-CA to MT-TX), A. sigma throughout much of the US (east to NY-NC-AL)(1)
Print References
Melander, M. F. (1946). Apolysis, Oligodranes, and Empidideicus in America. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 39 451-495 (Full Text)
Evenhuis, N. L. (1983). Studies in New World Bombyliidae (Diptera). II. Notes on the genus Apolysis with descriptions of two new species. Int. J. Entomo. 25 310-315 (Full Text PDF)
Evenhuis, N. L. (1986). The genera of Phthiriinae of Australia and the New World. Published by the author, Honolulu. 57pp.
Evenhuis, N. L. (1990). Systematics and evolution of the genera of the subfamilies Usiinae and Phthiriinae of the world (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Entomonograph 11. 72 pp.