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Genus Poecilognathus

Little Pale Green Fly - Poecilognathus Green insect on a cosmo, sucking out nectar - Poecilognathus pale little green fly? - Poecilognathus Bee fly - Poecilognathus Poecilognathus sp.? - Poecilognathus - female Fly - Poecilognathus - male yellow fly - Poecilognathus Poecilognathus sulphurea ? - 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)