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Subfamily Usiinae

Apolysis - female Usiinae...Oligodranes? - Apolysis - male Proboscis bearer - Apolysis Usiinae - Apolysis - Apolysis Usiinae -Apolysis - Apolysis Apolysis on Desert Alyssum - Apolysis - male Fly on Willow - Apolysis Bee-Fly? - Apolysis
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
67 spp. in a single genus in our area, ~180 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Mostly holarctic; ~35 spp. Afrotropical(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. (Full Text)