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Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus)

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Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Bombyliidae
Genus: Xenox (ZEE-noks) (Info)
Species: tigrinus

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bellflower, California
Bear, Delaware
Melody Hill, Indiana
Simonton Lake, Indiana
Crofton, Maryland
Watertown, Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts
Fraser, Michigan
Galien, Michigan
Wayne, Michigan
South River, New Jersey
Pavilion, New York
Elroy, North Carolina
Bowling Green, Ohio
Fruit Hill, Ohio
Granville, Ohio
Silver Lake, Ohio
West Carrollton City, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Coal Center, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Prosperity, South Carolina
Chesapeake, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia

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Member Notes:

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Positive quietgenie On Jul 12, 2010, quietgenie from Dayton, OH wrote:

The adult Tiger Bee Fly infiltrates the galleries of certain carpenter bees in order to lay its eggs. The Tiger Bee Fly pupae then feed on the carpenter bee pupae and adults.

The Tiger Bee Fly itself is herbivorous, feeding on flower nectar.

Timer: 23.84 jiffies (0.23842096328735).


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