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Genus Systoechus

Bombylius? - Systoechus vulgaris which bee fly? - Systoechus vulgaris Bee Fly - Systoechus candidulus? - Systoechus candidulus Bee fly - Systoechus Fuzz Ball Bee Fly - Systoechus solitus Winged fuzzy white insect drinking nectar - Systoechus Bee Fly - Systoechus Villa fulviana ? - 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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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