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Genus Toxophora

Orange County Bee Fly Archives - Toxophora pellucida ID for a fascinating, fuzzy, black and yellow fly? - Toxophora maxima Toxophora amphitea Fly - Toxophora amphitea Bombyliidae - Toxophora - male Toxophora maxima Unknown 'Bug' 2970 - Toxophora Toxophora from east side of Sierra Nevada - Toxophora virgata
Classification
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 Toxophorinae
Genus Toxophora
Explanation of Names
Toxophora Meigen 1803
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 50 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
Recent key to species in (2)...older key in Coquillett(1891).
Range
Worldwide, poorly represented in the Oriental & Australasian regions(1)
Food
Ectoparasitoids in nests of solitary bees & wasps (Research.net. Yeates, D. The evolutionary pattern of host use in the Bombyliidae (Diptera): a diverse family of parasitoid flies)
Remarks
The only member of the tribe Toxophorini(1)
Print References
Coquillett, D. W. (1891). New Bombylidae from California. West-American Scientist, 7:197-200 (Full Text)
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