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Genus Chrysanthrax

Bee Fly - Chrysanthrax cypris Bee Fly - Chrysanthrax cypris - female small bee fly - Chrysanthrax eudorus unknown bee fly - Chrysanthrax dispar Chrysanthrax cypris Tan bee fly with half dark wings - Chrysanthrax cypris Bee Fly - Chrysanthrax Half-clear-winged bee fly - Chrysanthrax cypris
Classification
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 Anthracinae
Tribe Villini
Genus Chrysanthrax
Explanation of Names
Chrysanthrax Osten Sacken 1886
Numbers
30 spp. in our area, 55 total(1)
Range
New World, US to Argentina & Chile; in our area, all but 3 spp. are western, esp. diverse in CA & sw. US; C. cypris & C. dispar are widespread in e. US, C. edititius ranges east to MI-OH-TX(1)
Food
Reported as an external parasitoid of cocoons of Tiphiidae and Anthophoridae (Research.net. Yeates, D. The evolutionary pattern of host use in the Bombyliidae (Diptera): a diverse family of parasitoid flies)
See Also
Hemipenthes has similar wing pattern that is less straight, more sinuate, plus dark hair on body. Poecilanthrax has no scales on the face.
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