Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Superfamily ASILOIDEA Latreille, 1802

Bee Flies, Therevids

Compiler and date details

1 December 1998 - A. Wells, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


This section of the Australian Faunal Directory contains details of the following taxa only:

Bombyliidae: species in the genera Anthrax and Thraxan
Therevidae: species in the genus Nanexila.


David Yeates is thanked for making the data for the checklist of the Australian Anthrax and Thraxan species available electronically.

Limital Area

Distribution data in the Directory is by political and geographic region descriptors and serves as a guide to the distribution of a taxon. For details of a taxon's distribution, the reader should consult the cited references (if any) at genus and species levels.

Australia is defined as including Lord Howe Is., Norfolk Is., Cocos (Keeling) Ils, Christmas Is., Ashmore and Cartier Ils, Macquarie Is., Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard and McDonald Ils, and the waters associated with these land areas of Australian political responsibility. Political areas include the adjacent waters.

Terrestrial geographical terms are based on the drainage systems of continental Australia, while marine terms are self explanatory except as follows: the boundary between the coastal and oceanic zones is the 200 m contour; the Arafura Sea extends from Cape York to 124 DEG E; and the boundary between the Tasman and Coral Seas is considered to be the latitude of Fraser Island, also regarded as the southern terminus of the Great Barrier Reef.

Distribution records, if any, outside of these areas are listed as extralimital. The distribution descriptors for each species are collated to genus level. Users are advised that extralimital distribution for some taxa may not be complete.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Feb-2019 DIPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 19-Dec-2018 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)