FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Exoprosopa jacchus  Fabricius 1805
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Bombyliidae
Silvery bee-fly     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Commonly named \'Silvery bee-fly\', this species is present in most of Europe.The average body length of the adults reaches 12 millimetres (0.47 in). The head and the thorax are dark-brown. The thorax is quite hairy and marked by silvery-white scales. The abdomen is blackish with a few silver hair stripes and it is hairy on the sides. The wings are mottled light and dark-brown, with hyaline patches on the front border cell (R1). The third segment of the antennae is longer than the fourth.




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