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Genus Systoechus

Bombyliidae  03a - Systoechus Bombylius ? - Systoechus Bluff fly - Systoechus Fuzz Ball Bee Fly - Systoechus solitus Bee Fly - Systoechus Systoechus vulgaris? - Systoechus vulgaris Furry Fly - Systoechus S candidulus? - Systoechus
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 Systoechus
Explanation of Names
Systoechus Loew 1855
5 spp. in our area, 120 spp. worldwide(1)
Afrotropical (>¾ of spp.) and holarctic, just 5 spp. in the New World, all in our area, some rather widespread, incl. in the east; 2 spp. reach Canada(1)
candidulus OR-AZ to MI-TX
fumipennis WA-OR to CO-ID
oreas AB-BC to CA-NV
solitus NJ-FL-LA
vulgaris transcontintental, recorded from 30 states and 3 provinces
egg capsules of locusts(2)
Print References
Painter, R. H. 1962. The taxonomy and biology of Systoechus and Anastoechus bombyliid (Diptera) predators in grasshopper egg pods. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society: 35: 255-269.