Exoprosopa pectoralis Loew, 1862 ♂
Küçükbahçe, İZMİR ● Turkey
Description: The genus Exoprosopa Macquart, 1840 includes 70 described species in the Palaearctic region (Evenhuis and Greathead, 1999). Exoprosopa are mostly large flies, of about 14 mm, sometimes larger, up to 22 mm, though a few species are as small as 6mm. This genus contains the largest bee flies. The head is large and only loosely attached to the abdomen. The antennae are small and well separated and they have large wings, up to 64 mm in expanse on the very largest species. Many species are sexually dimorphic.
Distribution: From Italy to Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, including Cyprus and Egypt.
Dils J. & Özbek H., 2006. Contribution to the Knowledge of the Bombyliidae of Turkey (Diptera), Linzer biol. Beitr.38/1455-504.