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Subfamily Anthracinae

two flies on brick wall - Xenox tigrinus - male - female Orange County  Bee Fly Archives #73 - Needs ID - Villa small bee fly - Lepidanthrax Anthrax Bee Fly 6? - Hemipenthes Fly ID? - Anthrax irroratus Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus Exoprosopa decora - Ontario - Exoprosopa decora Fly - Poecilanthrax
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)