bee fly

(Villa lateralis)

Conservation Status
bee fly (Villa lateralis)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
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Sources

7, 24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
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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  
 

Genus

Villa  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Anthrax lateralis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

This genus has no common name. The common name of the family Bombyliidae is bee flies, and is applied here for convenience.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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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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Alfredo Colon
8/22/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

bee fly (Villa lateralis)


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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