Bee-flies (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of Northwest Europe
Mark van Veen
The Bombyliidae form a relatively small family in Northwest Europe, but the number of species explodes at the Mediterranean.
The species form 3 morphological groups in Northwest Europe:
- Densily, long haired species with a long proboscis;
- Shortly haired species, with hyaline wings or with darkened wings, proboscis short;
- Very small flies, with short proboscis and an abarrant wing venation (Glabellula).
Last updated 22.1.2008