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Genus Systoechus

Orange Bee fly - Systoechus solitus Tan, fuzzy bee fly - Systoechus Not sure which beefly? - Systoechus Tiny Fuzzy Bees - Systoechus Fly 1 (Timothy Lake) - Systoechus oreas unknown bee - Systoechus Systoechus vulgaris - female Furry Fly - 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