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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Bombyliidae
Subfamily: Anthracinae
Tribe: Exoprosopini
Genus: Atrichochira
Hesse, 1956
Type species
Exoprosopa pediformis
Bezzi, 1921

Atrichochira is a genus of flies belonging to the family Bombyliidae (bee-flies). There are four described species, two from Southern Africa and two from western Australia. These are robust and very hairy flies with a body length of 10–13 millimetres (0.4–0.5 in), are yellowish brown with a black mesonotum and the stylate part of the third antennal is thickened.[1]



  1. ^ Hull, F. M. (1973). Bee flies of the world. The genera of the family Bombyliidae. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 687 pp. ISBN 0-87474-131-9.