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Genus Conophorus

New flier to ID if possible. - Conophorus fallax - female Conophorus nigripennis - male Conophorus ? - Conophorus Bee Fly - Conophorus sackenii - female Conophorus? - Conophorus - female Bee Fly - Conophorus nigripennis - male Fuzzy-Muzzled Bombyliid - Conophorus melanoceratus - female Bee fly species? - Conophorus fenestratus - female
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Conophorini
Genus Conophorus
Explanation of Names
Conophorus Meigen 1803
16 spp. in our area, ~70 spp. total(1)
Holarctic, more diverse in Eurasia; in our area, w. NA (BC-CA to SK-TX)(1)
Print References
Priddy R.B. (1958) The genus Conophorus in North America (Diptera, Bombyliidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 31(1): 1-33 (First page). (Although published in 1958, all 16 nearctic species appearing in the 2003 catalog of Evenhuis & Greathead(1) are treated in Priddy.)
Hall, J. C. & Evenhuis, N. L. (1982 & 1984). Homeodactyla and Asilomorpha: Bombyliidae, in "Flies of the Nearctic Region", Vol. 5, Part 13, Nos. 3 & 4, edited by G. C. D. Griffiths, E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.(2) [Conophorus is treated on pages 259-295.]