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Species Mallophora leschenaulti

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Asilinae
Genus Mallophora (Bee Killers)
Species leschenaulti (Mallophora leschenaulti)
Other Common Names
Belzebul Bee-eater, Black Bee Killer
Explanation of Names
Mallophora leschenaultii Macquart 1838
Range
TX to Argentina(1), + Colo. - Map (2)
Season
July-Oct (BG data)
Food
has been reported to attack and kill hummingbirds