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Diptera - Stylogaster neglecta - female

Diptera - Stylogaster neglecta - Female
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
July 22, 2007
Size: 6 mm
Malaise trap, July 12-22, 2007, in wooded ravine next to creek and seeps.
Marshall says in "Insects, Their Natural History and Diversity" (page 508) that mating is quite a feat...thanks to the extremely elongate female abdomen. So is this a female? Thank you.

It looks like (she) has an extremely long tongue as well.

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Diptera - Stylogaster neglecta - female Diptera - Stylogaster neglecta - female

Moved
Moved from Stylogaster.

Third antennal segment > 4 times length of 2nd indicates S. neglecta here, as does the conspicuous white tip of ovipositor, and its length (greater than rest of the abdomen and thorax...see description on pg. 12 of Aldrich).

What do you think of Stylogaster,
in the guide here?

 
Yes, I agree.
Yes, I agree. I would love to see one at flowers (as per BugGuide photos.)

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