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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Genus Poecilognathus

2nd fly at beach - Poecilognathus unimaculatus Yellow fly with long legs and spots on wings - Poecilognathus - female small fly on cosmos bipinnatus  - Poecilognathus ID this fly? - Poecilognathus - female Syrphid fly? - yellow orange - on a flower - Poecilognathus Poecilognathus Bee fly - Poecilognathus Poecilognathus? - Poecilognathus
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 Phthiriinae
Tribe Poecilognathini
Genus Poecilognathus
Explanation of Names
Poecilognathus Jaennicke 1867
8 spp. in our area, 14 total(1)
New World (se. Canada to Costa Rica + 3 spp. in Chile); in our area, P. sulphureus is widespread (ON-GA-AL to OR-CA), P. scolopax CA to MN-AR, P. punctipennis GA-FL, the rest mostly in sw. US(1)