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Species Anthrax argyropygus

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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 Anthracini
Genus Anthrax
Species argyropygus (Anthrax argyropygus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthrax argyropygus Wiedemann, 1828
Anthrax argyropyga (spelling/gender)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet, argyropygus, from Greek argyro silver; plus pyga, the rump (1).
Size
7-8 mm (2); 9 mm long 22 mm wingspan (measured specimen)
Identification
A small dark Anthrax, with narrow wings. Kits et al. (2008) (2) note in their key:
posterior margin of alula straight; wing elongate and narrow
Range
widespread in United States into Mexico, also Cuba (2)
Season
summer
Print References
Borror, entries for argyro, pyga, the rump (1)
Brimley, p. 341, lists for North Carolina Piedmont and Coastal Plain, June, July (3)
Internet References
Joel H. Kits , Stephen A. Marshall , and Neal L. Evenhuis (2008). The Bee Flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of Ontario, with a Key to the Species of Eastern Canada. (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Bee Flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of Ontario, with a Key to the Species of Eastern Canada
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.