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Genus Anastoechus

gray bee fly - Anastoechus melanohalteralis Anastoechus sp.? - Anastoechus UID BEE - Anastoechus Beefly ID - Anastoechus Bee Fly - Anastoechus hessei Bee Fly (Bombylius sp.?) - Anastoechus Mating Bee Flies - Anastoechus A barbatus - Anastoechus barbatus
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 Bombyliinae
Tribe Bombyliini
Genus Anastoechus
4 spp. in our area (barbatus, hessei, leucothrix, melanohalteralis); ~90 spp. worldwide(1)
Mostly Palaearctic and Afrotropical; in our area, A. barbatus is widespread, and the rest are in sw. US (CA to ID-CO-TX)(1)