Bombyliidae

Bee Flies

Bee Flies. A large family of stoutly built flies. Adults are often wooly and have a strong hovering flight. Wing venation is distinctive with veins R2+3 and R4 curved towards the costa, meeting it at right angles [see picture]. Females have the extraordinary habit of gathering sand grains in a special chamber at the apex of the abdomen, probably to cover the eggs. Larvae are mostly predatory or endoparasites. [391 Aust. species]


Genus

Genus:

Anthrax

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Comptosia

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Geron

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Ligyra

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Petrorossia

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Pseudopenthes

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Thraxan

Genus:

Villa

Species

Species:

Exoprosopa sp.

Species:

sp. GC9

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