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Genus Villa

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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 Villini
Genus Villa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
has not been reviewed in NA since Coquillett (1892); needs revision based on genitalic characters
Explanation of Names
Villa Lioy 1864
Numbers
45 spp. in our area, ~270 total(1)
Identification
Outside of some better-known local faunas, identification to species is tentative at best.
Range
worldwide; in our area, mostly western but relatively well represented in the east (~17 spp.) and in Canada (12 spp.); at least 3 spp. are transcontinental(1)
Food
endoparasitoids of Noctuidae, Lycaenidae, Tabanidae, Tenebrionidae, Myrmeleontidae(2)
Life Cycle
sand-gathering behavior in females:
See Also
Villa vs. Exoprosopa:
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