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Genus Aphoebantus

Bee fly?  Aphoebantus, probably A. interruptus - Aphoebantus - female Second Brood? A. interruptus - Aphoebantus interruptus - female beefly - Aphoebantus - Aphoebantus - male Is this a female Aphoebantus transitus?  - Aphoebantus transitus - female Orange County Bee Fly Archives- Small fly needs ID - Aphoebantus Orange County Bee Fly Archives - Golden Girl - Aphoebantus interruptus - female Aphoebantus ID for bee fly? - Aphoebantus mus - male
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
Tribe Aphoebantini
Genus Aphoebantus
Explanation of Names
Aphoebantus Loew 1872
67 spp. in our area (56 occur in CA, of which 18 are CA endemics), ~80 spp. worldwide(1)
Males and females can be told apart by the relative size of their eyes (1; see also see this article)
Mostly nearctic (3 spp. neotropical), 12 spp. in Eurasia; in our area, sw. US, with a few ranging to WA & KS(1)
Print References
Melander, A. L. (1950). Aphoebantus and its relatives Epacmus and Eucessia (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 43: l-45. (Full Text)