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Genus Aphoebantus

Aphoebantus - Aphoebantus transitus - female Aphoebantus borealis - male Aphoebantus borealis - female Aphoebantus at Rest - Aphoebantus fumosus - male Aphoebantus? - Aphoebantus Bee fly - Aphoebantus unidentified Diptera - Aphoebantus Thin Black Bee Fly - Aphoebantus
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)