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Species Heterostylum robustum - Bomber Fly

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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 Heterostylum
Species robustum (Bomber Fly)
Explanation of Names
Heterostylum robustum (Osten-Sacken 1877)
w. NA (OR-CA to AB-KS-TX + GA) to Mexico; NC (BG data)
recorded hosts: Nomia (Halictidae), Ammophila (Sphecidae)
Life Cycle
Mating pair:
Print References
Bohart G.E., Stephen W.P., Eppley R.K. (1960) The biology of Heterostylum robustum, a parasite of the Alkali bee. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 53: 425-435 (Full text)