Heterostylum robustum, copyright iNaturalist.

Belongs within: Bombyliidae.
Contains: Bombylius.

The Bombyliinae are a group of mostly very hairy bee flies.

Characters (from Greathead et al. 2009): Antenna often thickened, scape usually shorter than flagellum; pronotum not distinct; body usually broad, usually densely hairy; wings normally broad, usually with well-developed alula and calypter; wing membrane without scales; female with well-developed sand-chamber guarded by dense long hairs; spermatheca with distinct terminal bulb.

<==Bombyliinae KME08
    |--Conophorini GEEL09
    |    |--Conophorus fenestratus H81
    |    `--Sparnopolius GEEL09
    |         |--S. confusus KME08
    |         `--S. lherminierii H81
    `--Bombyliini GEEL09
         |--Bombylius KME08
         |--Neodischistus GEEL09
         |    |--N. collaris GEEL09
         |    `--N. currani GEEL09
         `--Heterostylum GEEL09
              |--H. robustum GEEL09
              `--H. rufum GEEL09

Bombyliinae incertae sedis:
  Anastoechus barbatus KME08
  Aldrichia ehrmanii KME08
  Triploechus novum H81
  Geminaria H81
  Systoechus KME08
    |--S. candidulus KME08
    |--S. nitidulus K01
    |--S. somali A71
    `--S. vulgaris KME08
  Staurostichus CM91
  Sisyromyia CM91
  Meomyia CM91

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A71] Askew, R. R. 1971. Parasitic Insects. Heinemann Educational Books: London.

[CM91] Colless, D. H., & D. K. McAlpine. 1991. Diptera (flies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 717–786. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[GEEL09] Greathead, D. J., N. L. Evenhuis & C. J. Einicker Lamas. 2009. Bombyliidae (bee flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 565–576. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[H81] Hall, J. C. 1981. Bombyliidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 589–602. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[K01] Kertész, K. 1901. Legyek [Dipteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 179–201. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[KME08] Kits, J. H., S. A. Marshall & N. L. Evenhuis. 2008. The bee flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of Ontario, with a key to the species of eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 6: 1–52.

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