Family - Bombyliidae

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


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5 results for "Bombyliidae"

Bombylius albicapillus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in early-to-mid May. Identification4-6 mm long, 12-14 mm wingspan. Wings have brown tint and faint darker mottling throughout. Hair with blonde tint. Characteristics shared with other Bombylius species include a slender first antennal segment, long scattered bristly hairs, holoptic males, conspicuously bristled hind femora, and a distinct intercalary vein (Hull 1973).

Bombylius major

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdult specimens have been collected from late April to mid-May, with one apparently collected in late February. Identification16-22 mm long, 40-50 mm wingspan. Anterior half of wings dark brown and opaque, posterior half transparent. Hair exceptionally dense with orange tint. Characteristics shared with other Bombylius species include a slender first antennal segment, long scattered bristly hairs, holoptic males, conspicuously bristled hind femora, and a distinct intercalary vein (Hull 1973).

Bombylius mexicanus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Bombylius pulchellus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdult specimens have been collected from mid-May to mid-June. Identification6-8 mm long, 20-25 mm wingspan. Faded brown tint to anterior of wing, and distinctive outlined blotches throughout. Hair with blonde tint. Characteristics shared with other Bombylius species include a slender first antennal segment, long scattered bristly hairs, holoptic males, conspicuously bristled hind femora, and a distinct intercalary vein (Hull 1973).

Bombylius pygmaeus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdult specimens have been collected in late May and early June. Identification4-6 mm long, 13-15 mm wingspan. Wings have faded brown tint and faint darker mottling throughout. Hair with blonde tint. Characteristics shared with other Bombylius species include a slender first antennal segment, long scattered bristly hairs, holoptic males, conspicuously bristled hind femora, and a distinct intercalary vein (Hull 1973).

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum