Bombyliidae


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Related to Bombyliidae: Tephritidae, Sciomyzidae
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Noun1.Bombyliidae - bee flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
bee fly - hairy nectar-eating fly that resembles a bee; larvae are parasitic on larvae of bees and related insects
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The origin of the Bombyliidae (in a broader sense, including Mythicomyiinae, as recently supported by Trautwein et al.
Simuliidae, Bombyliidae, Empididae, Syrphidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Phycodromidae, Borboridae, Trypetidae, Ephydridae, Drosophilidae, Geomyzidae, Agromyzidae, Conopidae.
Families included here are the Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Syrphidae, and Tachinidae (Kearns 2001); all but the Bombyliidae were detected at Ailanthus flowers in this study.
The following 17 Dipteran families were recorded for both sites: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.