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Thick-headed Fly - Systropus

Thick-headed Fly - Systropus
Dacula, Georgia, USA
September 9, 2000

I think this is S. angulatus. The best feature to separate this from the other eastern species, S. macer, is whether the propleuron (the swollen sclerite on the anterior edge of the thorax) is yellow (S. macer) or black with silvery hairs (S. angulatus). It looks silvery rather than yellow in this photo, but it is a bit difficult to tell.

This is not a Conopid, even i
This is not a Conopid, even it looks like one. It is a Bombyliidae genus Systropus.

Thanks; image moved
...from Conopidae page to Bombyliidae genus page for Systropus.

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