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Subfamily Anthracinae

Villa? If so, seems oddly colored. - Villa - male Exoprosopa rhea Diptera   Bombyllidae - Anthrax aterrimus Unknown Fly - Hemipenthes sinuosa Orange County Bee Fly Archives: Is this Chrysanthrax? - Paravilla Seafoam Crab spider? - Villa Very large Exoprosopa? - Exoprosopa Anthrax?
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
Numbers
By far the largest subfamily, with >420 spp. in 26 genera of 5 tribes in our area and ~2,100 spp. in 170 genera of 6 tribes worldwide(1)
Range
Worldwide; in our area, widespread, but conspicuously more diverse in the west, esp. in sw. US(1)