Bee Flies (Bombyliidae)


Note: Many thanks to Dr. Neal L. Evenhuis for providing the identification of these images and for biological info, and for additional help from Chris Maier and Mike Thomas.

This page follows the taxonomy of the World Catalog of Bee Flies by Evenhuis and Greathead (1999).


Anastoechus sp.  The only eastern member of this genus is A. barbatus so that's probably what it is.                                

4 Sep 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA  

Note: very small, about 6 mm

 

Bombylius atriceps

8 May 2003, Ft Stewart, Long County, GA


Bombylius major

18 Apr 2001, Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb County, GA


Bombylius major

17 Mar 2004, Early County, GA


Bombylius mexicanus

20 Aug 2003, Griffin Ridge WMA, Long County, GA

Note: Upper two shots are one individual and lower one is another, but I think they are all the same species.

 

Bombylius pulchellus

14 Apr 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA                          sp

This is a new state record, and the only one known south of MD and KS, so it should probably be looked for in NC and VA at least.


Bombylius (Zephyrectes) incanus

8 May 2003, Ft Stewart, Long County, GA


Bombylius (Zephyrectes) incanus

15 May 2005, Griffin Ridge WMA, Long County, GA


Systoechus solitus

20 Aug 2003, Sand quarry field along US 301, Long County, GA


Lepidophora lepidocera

12 Sep 2003, Lake Conasauga SMA, Murray County, GA


Anthrax albofasciatus

24 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb County, AL


Anthrax irroratus

19 Oct 2003, Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County, FL


Anthrax irroratus

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA, USA      


Xenox tigrina

29 Aug 2002, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA


Xenox tigrina

9 Jul 2003, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early County, GA

 


Exoprosopa sp.

30 Jun 2003, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area, Emanuel County, GA


Exoprosopa sp.

24 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb County, AL


Exoprosopa sp.

30 Jul 2003, Altamaha WMA, Glynn County, GA


Exoprosopa sp.

20 Aug 2003, Griffin Ridge WMA, Long County, GA


Exoprosopa sp.

19 Sep 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


Exoprosopa sp.

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry pond, Long County, GA


Chrysanthrax cypris

both 26 Jun 2003 in central GA, at two sites about 20 miles apart along the Ocmulgee River


Chrysanthrax sp.

9 Jul 2003, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early County, GA


Chrysanthrax sp.

23 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb County, AL


Chyrsanthrax sp.

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry pond, Long County, GA


Chrysanthrax sp                                

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA  #42


  Hemipenthes sinuosa

8 May 2003, Ft Stewart, Long County, GA


Hemipenthes sinuosa

18 Oct 2003, Crew Lake Park, Pasco County, FL


Hemipenthes sp.

14 Sep 2003, McIntosh Reserve, Carroll County, GA


Poecilanthrax bicellata

18 Oct 2003, Crew Lake Park, Pasco County, FL


Poecilanthrax nigripennis

22 Jun 2003, Etowah River at GA 372, Cherokee County, GA


Poecilanthrax sp.                         

6 Jul 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA  


  Villa lateralis

24 Jun 2003, Unicoi State Park, White County, GA


Villa lateralis. In the left image the female is gathering sand to coat eggs so when she shoots them into bee or wasp holes (in mid-air!) they don't dry out.

26 Jun 2003, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs County, GA


Villa lateralis

5 Jul 2003, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Villa sp.

1 Aug 2003, hillside seep near Sosebee Cove, Union County, GA


Villa sp.

20 Aug 2003, Griffin Ridge WMA, Long County, GA


NOTE: The following shots have not been identified or verified yet, from 2004. If you can ID any species found in this section please email me at the address at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Bombylius major probably

27 Mar 2004, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA  #1

Bombylius sp. In the shot at left, the fly is shooting eggs down the hole at the bottom of the image.

8 Apr 2004, Fish Hatchery, Blackwater River State Park, FL  #2

Bombylius sp. This one is also depositing eggs.

8 Apr 2004, Fish Hatchery, Blackwater River State Park, FL  #3

Bombylius sp.

8 Apr 2004, Fish Hatchery, Blackwater River State Park, FL  #4

Bombylius sp.

8 Apr 2004, Fish Hatchery, Blackwater River State Park, FL  #5

Bombylius sp.

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Bear Bay Branch, FL
#6

Ogcodocera leucoprocta

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Bear Bay Branch, FL
#7

Hemipenthes sinuosa probably?

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Bear Bay Branch, FL
#8

Bombylius sp.

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Indigo Pond, FL  #9

Bombylius sp.

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Point Lookout Creek, FL  #10

unk.

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Point Lookout Creek, FL  #11

Villa sp.? Or possibly subadult or female Ogcodocera?

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Point Lookout Creek, FL  #12

Bombylius sp. ?

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Turkey Creek, FL #13

Bombylius sp.

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, Turkey Creek, FL  #14

Bombylius sp.

23 Apr 2004, Unicoi State Park, White County, GA  #15

Bombylius sp.

4 May 2004, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs County, GA  #16

Bombylius sp.

4 May 2004, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs County, GA  #17

Bombylius sp. (very small size)

5 May 2004, Conasauga River along FS 221, Polk County, TN  #18

Exoprosopa sp.?

11 May 2004, Gordonia-Altamaha State Park, Tatnall County, GA  #19                              sp

Bombylius sp.

11 May 2004, Altamaha River at US 1, Toombs County, GA  #20

Bombylius sp.

17 May 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor County, GA    #21

Bombylius sp. (another small one)

17 May 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor County, GA
#22

 

Ogcodocera leucoprocta

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA   #23

 
Bombylius sp.

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA  #24

Chrysanthrax cypris?

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA  #25

Bombylius sp. (another small one)

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA   #26

Ogcodocera leucoprocta?

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA  #27

Anthrax sp?

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA  #28

Exoprosopa sp?

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL   #29

 

Chrysanthrax sp?

3 Jun 2004, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area, Emmanuel County, GA  #30

Exoprosopa sp?

7 Jul 2004, Church Spring, Coffee County, GA 
#31

Exoprosopa sp?

22 Jul 2004, Early Co, GA   #32

Bombylius sp.

22 Aug 2004, Soperton, Treutlen Co, GA  #33

Exoprosopa sp?

11 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA   #34

Exoprosopa sp?

28 Sep 2004, Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area, Emanuel Co, GA   #35


unk

7 Jul 2004, Church Spring, Coffee County, GA

#36

Toxophora sp.

22 Aug 2004, Soperton, Treutlen Co, GA  #37

 
Bombylius sp.
23 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA    #38
Exoprosopa sp.
23 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA  #39

This section has photos from 2006. Most are not identified yet, but I hope to work on this sometime soon. Many were collected, and for those specimens a shot of the wing is also shown. As in previous sections, and ID help you can offer is gratefully requested.

  Bombylius sp.

1 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA

#40


Ogdocera leucoprocta

18 Apr 2006, Broxton Rocks, Coffee Co, GA

#41

 

unk species, probably Anthrax sp.

19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA

#42

 

  Bombylius sp.

20 Apr 2006, Beard's Bluff, Altamaha River, Long Co, GA

#44


  Ogdocera leucoprocta

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA

#41


unk species, probably Anthrax sp.

28 Apr 2006, Ellis Pond, Richmond Co, GA

#42

 

Bombylius sp.

28 Apr 2006, Ellis Pond, Richmond Co, GA

#43


Bombylius sp.

11 May 2006, Beard's Bluff, Altamaha River, Long Co, GA

#44


unk sp, maybe not Bombylius. Shares some features with Bombylodes but not others, pattern at base of wing probably important.

12 May 2006, Ellis Pond, Richmond Co, GA

#45


unk sp, may be Systoechus

15 May 2006, Twin Lakes, Taylor County, GA

#46, but see #22 above, which appears to be the same species


unk sp, probably Bombylius

15 May 2006, High Falls State Park, Monroe Co, GA

#47


unk sp.

2 Jun 2006, W Fork Little River at Yankee Road, Dade Co, GA

#48


unk sp.

9 Jun 2006, Peavine Creek, Catoosa Co, GA

#49


unk sp.

14 Aug 2006, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA

#50


Bombylius sp.

11 Oct 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA

#51


Bombylius sp.

13 Oct 2006, Ohoopee Dunes NA, Emanuel Co, GA

#52


unk sp.

8 Nov 2006, Okaloosa Co, FL

#53


   
   
   
   
unk sp, probably a Rhagionid, but looks very similar to Caenotus in Hull (p 226, 458). Only occurs in sw? Collected.    #48

22 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff, Early Co, GA

   
   
   
   
   

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