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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Tribe Systropodini

Bee Fly - Systropus macer Systropus at rest - Systropus bicornis graceful beefly - Dolichomyia gracilis Systropus sp - Systropus Systropus - Systropus angulatus Bee fly.....Genus Dolichomyia - Dolichomyia gracilis Conopidae? - Systropus macer Long legged wasp - Systropus arizonicus
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
Tribe Systropodini
5 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~160 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Systropus is cosmopolitan, Dolichomyia restricted to the New World, and Zaclava to Australia(1)