Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

Fly from Adirondacks - Physocephala furcillata - male

Fly from Adirondacks - Physocephala furcillata - Male
Tupper Lake, Franklin County, New York, USA
July 18, 2004
Probably Physocephala.
On common milkweed, with pollinia hanging from its front leg.


The hyaline discal and costal cells and black scutellem, and the short 1st antennal segment clinch the ID here for P. furcillata. The thin white humeral dashes are consistent with that species (though they're usually smaller). White pollinose tergites here are unusual/interesting.

From position of crossvein r-m vis-a-vis discal cell.

Moved from Conopinae.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.