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Species Conophorus fenestratus

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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
Species fenestratus (Conophorus fenestratus)
Closely related to Conophorus collini , but generally larger, and has a non-sulcate scutellum (convex, without median groove or gap).
Western U.S.: AZ,CA,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA
Mexico: Baja California Norte, and B.C. Sur
Spring; late February to June.
Adults visit, and have been sampled at, a number of spring wildflowers, such as Cryptantha intermedia, Lasthenia, and Plagiobothrys.
Males have fine teeth on the costal edge of their wings, which are lacking on females.
Print References
Section on the genus Conophorus, in Homeodactyla and Asilomorpha , by J.C. Hall and N.L. Evenhuis. 1981. In Griffiths, G.C.D. (ed.): Flies of the Nearctic Region. Vol.V, Part 13, No. 7, Bombyliidae.
Internet References
Type images of a male from the MCZ.