family Bombyliidae

Bee Flies in the family Bombyliidae, order Diptera, are a group of flies whose common name are include bee flies or humbleflies. The adult of this family usually feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. The larvae of this group are generally parasitoids of other insects.

Bee fly, family Bombyliidae, genus Anthrax sp.
Bee fly, family Bombyliidae, genus Anthrax sp.

Check out our following information on the members of the bee fly group:

Balaana Beefly (Balaana abscondita), Alice Springs, NT
Balaana Beefly (Balaana abscondita), Alice Springs, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Superfamily: Asiloidea
  • Family: Bombyliidae
  • Subfamilies:
    • Anthracinae
    • Antoniinae
    • Bombyliinae
    • Crocidiinae
    • Cythereinae
    • Ecliminae
    • Heterotropinae
    • Lomatiinae
    • Mariobezziinae
    • Oligodraninae
    • Oniromyiinae
    • Phthiriinae
    • Tomomyzinae
    • Toxophorinae
    • Usiinae
    • Xenoprosopinae

Footnote & References

  1. Bee Flies – Family Bombyliidae, Brisbane Insects and Spiders, https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_robbers/BOMBYLIIDAE.htm
  2. Bombyliidae, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyliidae (last visited Mar. 26, 2022)