Anthrax Bee Fly I
Anthrax Bee Fly II
Anthrax Bee Fly III
Anthrax Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly I
Thraxan Bee Fly II
Thraxan Bee Fly III
Thraxan Bee Fly IV
Thraxan Bee Fly V
Thraxan Bee Fly VI
Villa Bee Fly I
Villa Bee Fly II
Villa Bee Fly III
Villa Bee Fly IV 


Subfamily Anthracinae - Black Bee Flies and Stout Bee Flies

Family Bombyliidae

This page contains pictures and information about Bee Flies in Subfamily Anthracinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Anthracinae is a common Australian Bee Flies subfamily. This is a very large Bee Flies subfamily. Bee Flies in this subfamily usually large and stout. There are usually patterns on clear wings with patterns on the costal margin area.  
We found quite a number of species in this group and listed in different tribes as below;
Anthracini - Black Bee Flies
Exoprosopini - Stout Bee Flies
Villini - Banded Bee Flies 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 759.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p364.
3. Family BOMBYLIIDAE - Australasian/Oceanian Diptera Catalog - Web Version, by Greg Daniels.
4. Cryptic species diversity and character congruence: review of the tribe Anthracini (Diptera : Bombyliidae) in Australia - David K. Yeates and Christine L. Lambkin, 1998.
5. An evolutionary radiation of beeflies in semi-arid Australia: systematics of the Exoprosopini (Diptera: Bombyliidae) - Lambkin CL, Yeates DK & Greathead DJ, Invertebrate Systematics, 2003.
6. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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