bee fly

(Villa lateralis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

bee fly (Villa lateralis)

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N5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

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Taxonomy

Order:

Diptera (gnats, mosquitoes, true flies)

 

Suborder:

Brachycera (circular-seamed flies, mouches muscoïdes, muscoid flies, short-horned flies)

 

Infraorder:

Muscomorpha

 

Superfamily:

Asiloidea

 

Family:

Bombyliidae (bee flies)

 

Subfamily:

Anthracinae

 

Tribe:

Villini

 
Synonyms

Anthrax lateralis

 
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Jessie


these are hatching from my front door. There appears to be a large some other insect also in the door, but no longer fits through the tiny holes. It's creepy, but I got a shot of one of the bee flies.

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Jessie
7/3/2016

Location: Rochester, MN Olmsted County

these are hatching from my front door. There appears to be a large some other insect also in the door, but no longer fits through the tiny holes. It's creepy, but I got a shot of one of the bee flies.

bee fly (Villa lateralis)

 

John Valo
7/31/2016

One of our viewers (pinners?) on Pinterest commented:

“Antennae appears to long for a fly”.


     
     
 

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