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Subgenus Bombylius

Bee fly - Bombylius atriceps B. major - Bombylius major - male Bee - Bombylius texanus Some kind of Bee Mimic? - Bombylius major - female Mating Bee flies from southern Diablo Range, CA - Bombylius albicapillus - male - female Unknown - Bombylius major Bee Fly - Bombylius major Bee Fly July 4 - Bombylius comanche
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 Bombylius
No Taxon Subgenus Bombylius
by far the largest subgenus, with ~60 spp. in our area, >200 spp. worldwide(1)
mostly holarctic, with very few spp. ranging somewhat to the south + ~20 Afrotropical spp.; in our area, 3/4 of spp. are western (mostly sw. US), 2 spp. transcontinental (B. major, B. pygmaeus), 3 spp. south-central, and 8 eastern(1)