FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Exhyalanthrax afer  Fabricus, 1794
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Bombyliidae
Bee-fly     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Larva feed on pupae of tachinid and ichneumonid parasitoids of the pine processionary caterpillar, Thaumetopoea pityocampa. The pupae of other Lepidoptera and from cocoons of the pine sawfly, Neodiprion sertifer. Adults are most often seen visiting flowers to feed on nectar.


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