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Species Tmemophlebia coquilletti

curve-billed fly - side - Tmemophlebia coquilletti curve-billed fly - top - Tmemophlebia coquilletti
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 Phthiriinae
Tribe Poecilognathini
Genus Tmemophlebia
Species coquilletti (Tmemophlebia coquilletti)
Numbers
one of 5 species in this genus in North America listed at nearctica.com
the only species occurring in Canada
Size
body length about 3-4 mm, based on photos of this individual
Identification
face white; top of head pale yellowish; eyes large, brownish-orange; proboscis black, about 2x longer than head, with uniform downward curve; antennae short, spike-like, distal half black, proximal half whitish; top of thorax dome-shaped, light yellowish-green; scutellum slightly paler, greenish-yellow; halteres white; abdomen stout, wider than thorax, tapering to rounded tip; first abdominal segment at least 2x longer than remaining segments, and bearing yellowish-green dorsal band; remaining segments white with dark gray basal band; wings almost clear with whitish veins; legs whitish or pale pink except for dark gray tarsi
Range
much of United States (AZ, CA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK, RI, TX) and southcentral Canada (MB, ON, QC)
also occurs in Mexico
Habitat
sand dunes or other sandy habitats
Season
adults in summer
Remarks
page creation based on Neal Evenhuis' identification of this image
See Also
other members of the subfamily Phthiriinae
Internet References
distribution and type specimen locations; PDF doc (Neal Evenhuis and D.J. Greathead, World Catalog of Bee Flies, part 1)
key to Bombyliidae of eastern US with drawings of anatomical parts (Herschel Raney, Arkansas)