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|Noun||1.||family 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