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Genus Toxophora

Fly - Toxophora amphitea - male Fly - Toxophora virgata Bee/Hunchback Fly - Toxophora amphitea Toxophora virgata - male Toxophora amphitea ? - Toxophora amphitea humpback bee fly Toxophora? - Toxophora amphitea - female Toxophora from east side of Sierra Nevada - Toxophora virgata Toxophora
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
6 spp. in our area, 50 spp. worldwide(1)
Recent key to species in (2)...older key in Coquillett(1891).
Worldwide, poorly represented in the Oriental & Australasian regions(1)
Ectoparasitoids in nests of solitary bees & wasps ( Yeates, D. The evolutionary pattern of host use in the Bombyliidae (Diptera): a diverse family of parasitoid flies)
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)
Internet References