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Subgenus Bombylius

Orange County  Bee Fly Archives #87 - Needs ID - Bombylius diegoensis - female Unknown bee like insect on mud - Bombylius major Greater bee fly - Bombylius major Hover fly or Bee fly - Bombylius Bombylius fulvibasoides? - Bombylius atriceps Bombylius pulchellus   - Bombylius pulchellus - male Greater bee fly - Bombylius major Diptera - Bombylius pygmaeus - female
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)