Petrorossia sp., copyright Manuel Lopez.

Belongs within: Bombyliidae.
Contains: Anthracini, Exoprosopini, Villini.

The Anthracinae are a group of bee flies united by the presence in the male genitalia of an epiphallus as a large lobe above the aedeagus (Lambkin et al. 2003).

<==Anthracinae [Exoprosopinae] KME08
|–Petrorossia [Xeramoebini] LYG03
`–+–Anthracini LYG03
`–+–Exoprosopini LYG03
`–Villini LYG03

Anthracinae incertae sedis:
Aphoebantus H81 [Aphoebantini LYG03]
`–A. mus H81
Prorostomatini LYG03
Thyridanthrax fenestratoides KME08
Dicranoclista vandykei H81
Astrophanes adonis H81
Paradiplocampta tabeti H81
Mancia nana H81
Rhynchanthrax H81
Oestranthrax farinosus H81
Diochanthrax morulus H81

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[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.

[LYG03] Lambkin, C. L., D. K. Yeates & D. J. Greathead. 2003. An evolutionary radiation of beeflies in semi-arid Australia: systematics of the Exoprosopini (Diptera: Bombyliidae). Invertebrate Systematics 17: 735–891.

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