Ecliminae

Thevenetimyia sp., copyright Aaron Schusteff.

Belongs within: Bombyliidae.

The Ecliminae are a group of slender-bodied beeflies with relatively elongate antennae (Greathead et al. 2009).

Characters (from Greathead et al. 2009): Antenna elongate, rodlike, scape as long as or longer than flagellum; pronotum distinct; body narrow and elongate with scales and sparse hair only; wings narrow and petiolate, alula and calypter reduced; scales present on wing membrane; female with sand-chamber small, guarded only by row of stiff hairs on free margin of tergum 8; spermatheca without distinct terminal bulb.

<==Ecliminae KME08
|–Lepidophora KME08
|    |–L. appendiculata BM76
|    |–L. lepidocera KME08
|    |–L. lutea KME08
|    `–L. trypoxylona GEEL09
`–Thevenetimyia KME08
|–T. celer H81
|–T. fascipennis GEEL09
|–T. funesta KME08
|–T. harrisi KME08
|–T. quadrata GEEL09
`–T. (Arthroneura) tridentata H81

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BM76] Bohart, R. M., & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[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.

[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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