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Genus Amphicosmus

Bombyliid - Amphicosmus arizonicus - female Amphicosmus arizonicus? - Amphicosmus arizonicus Amphicosmus arizonicus Amphicosmus arizonicus Fly - Amphicosmus arizonensis Orthorrhapha - Amphicosmus arizonicus Orthorrhapha - Amphicosmus arizonicus Orthorrhapha - Amphicosmus arizonicus
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 Tomomyzinae
Genus Amphicosmus
Explanation of Names
Amphicosmus Coquillett 1891
Numbers
5 spp., all in our area(1)
  Subgenus Amphicosmus Coquilett, 1891 (see also Hull, 1973)
      arizonensis Johnson & Johnson, 1959
      arizonicus Hall, 1975
      elegans Coquillett, 1891
      vanduzeei Cole, 1922
  Subgenus Glycophorba Hull, 1973
      cincturus Williston, 1901
Identification
In genus Amphicosmus there is a cross-vein joining R2+3 and R4, thus forming 3 submarginal cells:

In our other two genera of subfamily Tomomyzinae, Paracosmus and Metacosmus, there is no cross-vein joining R2+3 and R4, and thus those genera have only two submarginal cells.
Range
AZ-CA(1)
      arizonensis : Arizona
      arizonicus : Arizona
      cincturus : Arizona & California
      elegans : California
      vanduzeei : California