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Tribe Systropodini

Thick-headed Fly - Systropus Bee Fly - Systropus bicornis Ammophila Mimic - Systropus macer Systropus - Systropus macer - male - female Systropus arizonicus unknown mating flies - Systropus arizonicus - male - female Systropus - male - female Syrphid? - Systropus angulatus
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)