Definition of Bombyliidae
1. Noun. Bee flies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Bee Fly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombyliidae
Literary usage of Bombyliidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"This life-history is of much interest, as it foreshadows to some extent the complex parasitic life-histories of bombyliidae. ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1881)
"The bombyliidae (accepting the more recent expansion of the family), so far as their habits have been hitherto recorded, were known to prey parasitic-ally ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"The members of the family bombyliidae are commonly known as the "bee-flies" because of their superficial resemblance to the bees. ..."